Conserve Water With An Under Ground Water Tank

In some areas, water rights are a big issue. As the population grows, there is simply not enough of it in some areas to meet the needs of everyone. Between drinking, washing dishes, bathing, and toilet use, a single person can go through gallon upon gallons per day. If you want to start conserving and want to be prepared in case of a shortage or drought, then an Under Ground Water Tank is what you need. Luckily, there are many models to choose from, so one is sure to fit your particular needs.


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How an Under Ground Water Tank Works

An Under Ground Water Tank is usually made of some kind of hard plastic, since it does not rust like steel or metal, and is lightweight and easier to transport, meaning less gas and emissions from vehicles bringing them to market or delivering them to you.

You must have a hole dug into the dirt for the tanks to be placed upon arrival. You need to choose a good spot that does not interfere with any current water or power lines that might be buried. If you cannot do this yourself, you can hire a professional for this one time need. If you are having trouble finding a good spot or need advice on the best place to do it, the business you buy your tanks from can likely help. In fact, they may even be able to direct you to a contractor to do the digging for you.


Choosing a Tank

You should decide exactly what size tank you need, and what size works best for your property. Most of them are measured in litres, so it is important to figure out how many literes you wish to save, and buy accordingly.


Flat Poly Under Ground Water Tank

The flat poly versions are exactly what they sound like. They are generally square or rectangular in shape and flat, so you do not have to dig really deep in order to place them properly. These come in two general sizes, both a 3,000-litre version and much bigger 5,000 litre version.

As with all tanks, if this is the shape you need but wish to store more, then you can purchase more than one and dig multiple holes to fit them. This is what many people who want to go off grid to. They use rain collected from storms as their sole source of liquid, and use it for everything from drinking to the laundry so that they do not have to rely on municipal sources, and can live in areas without municipal service.

Donut Poly Under Ground Water Tank

The area where you need to place any tanks may well not hold a flat, square or rectangular shape. That is where donut shaped ones come in. These are round as the name suggest, and can hold a lot of liquid. In fact, they are available in both 3,000 and 5,000 litre sizes, just like their flat poly counterparts. However, these take up less width and length, though they are deeper in order to accommodate the same amount.


Bagel Poly Under Ground Water Tank

This is another customer favorite, and it comes in one large size, which would be 5,000 litres. It is an elongated circle, similar to the donut shaped tanks, but not perfectly round. It is great for fitting into odd shaped areas where a more traditional shape simply will not fit without interfering with other pipes, tree roots or other issues.


Li Lo Poly Under Ground Water Tank

This type has a wider variety of sizes to choose from, including 1,500 litres. These are great for individuals who simply do not need as much storage, or who live in areas that rain often, so it can be refilled often. The standard 3,000 and 5,000 litres sizes are also available in this model as well.



If you are really serious about collecting rainwater and need it for more industrial, business or even agricultural use, then you should consider concrete tanks instead. These are available in both above and underground versions and can be bought in sizes as high as 10,000 litres.

If you are having trouble deciding which size or shape you need, contact the sellers. They are experts in this field and know exactly how to determine which is the best choice for you. They can give you price estimates and explain the process of installing one in great detail, so you know exactly what you are getting, and what to expect the entire time. It’s like having your own personal tour guide through the whole experience.