An increasing number of people are considering farms as a way to reduce costs and live a less chaotic lifestyle. Some are choosing to go with a small yet sustainable farm. If this is the case for you, then you know water and water usage is vital to the functionality of the farm and to your new life. One way you can help stretch the use of your water on the farm is to go with underground water tanks. Here are some ways to use them and what to know about those uses.
A leading way to use underground water tanks is for rainwater storage. You may have several buildings on your farm that have a high yield of rainwater catch and runoff. You can run the guttering spouts as well as collection silos to an inlet plumbing system that flows directly to the underground water storage. You can also have a plumber install the plumbing to and from these storage tanks so that the rainwater can be used for irrigation systems throughout the farm. This reduces water waste, uses a valuable, free natural resource, and keeps the water safe and cool underground.
Filtration and Irrigation
You may already have a plumbing system in, but you need to run filtered water into a storage area for later use. If this is the case, then an underground water tank system is ideal. The water you have can be run directly into the system and filtered. Once filtered, it can run to the empty tanks and begin filling them. The tank itself can be kept airtight and secure to avoid the filtered water now becoming contaminated during storage. The water can then be used as needed or kept in storage for emergencies and droughts.
Animal Water Supply
If you are trying to keep your animals hydrated but are concerned that water to the animals and water to the crops will put too much strain on your current water system, consider the use of the tanks. The tanks can be kept underground and can use plumbing to run the water directly to your animals. This leaves other water sources to handle the crops and other aspects of the farm. This method ensures that you have clean water for both and that you can keep track of how low you are getting on your various water supplies.
Keep in mind, some areas do have restrictions when it comes to how many tanks you can have and how much water you can hold at any given time. If you aren't sure if your area has these restrictions, contact your local zoning office. They can inform you of any legislation on these topics and what you should know before having the underground water tanks placed. Reach out to a professional to discuss underground water tanks.