Fiberglass and Poly Tanks

High Density Polyethylene and Plastic

Plastic day tanks are often considered rainwater harvesting barrels, but the majority of the tanks people use today are (HDPE) high density polyethylene.  These HPDE tanks are food grade, anti bacterial, and UV resistant plastic.


Many homes use small scale rain collectors to harvest small quantities of water for landscaping/gardening applications rather than as a potable water surrogate. These small rain barrels, often recycled from food storage and transport barrels or, in some cases, whiskey and wine aging barrels, are often inexpensive. There are also many low cost designs that use locally available materials and village level technologies for applications in developing countries where there are limited alternatives for potable drinking water. While most are properly engineered to screen out mosquitoes, the lack of proper filtering or closed loop systems may create breeding grounds for larvae. With tanks used for drinking water, the user runs a health risk if maintenance is not carried out.


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