Storage tanks are useful for a variety of reasons including:
- Meeting fire requirements for water storage
- Meeting peak demand periods that the water supply can not support (low yield wells & springs)
- Water treatment or processing methodologies that utilize storage to reduce the size/cost of the treatment equipment.
- Peace of mind that comes with having a large volume of water available.
The primary purpose of a storage tank is to act as a buffer between a limited water supply and fluctuating water demands. Tanks can range in size from just a few gallons to millions of gallons and be made of advanced plastics, concrete & steel, coated steel, galvanized steel or even stainless steel. Many customer select High Density Polyethylene tanks because the ease of installation, great price point and exceptional performance. If you have a question about a tank, give us a call! OPS staff will help you identify the key features, size and location of the storage tank(s) and help coordinate installation of the tanks, associated piping, booster pumps and proper tank foundation/base.
Oakville Pump Service has worked with storage systems for over 30 years and is the only company to provide our customers with a "Low Water Reserve" function. We know how important water is and want to ensure you don't have to go without it. The "Low Water Reserve" feature is to prevent that sinking feeling associated with having a large storage tank, only to find out it is completely empty when you need it most. OPS systems with the Low Water Reserve feature turn the water off when the water level in the tank drops to 25% of tank capacity. You notice the water is off, go to your tank and see a lighted button that indicates your water tank is low. With the press of a button your water is back on and the cause of low water level can be determined before the tank is completely empty and the situation becomes an emergency.