Storage tanks are useful for:
meeting code requirements fire hydrant and fire sprinkler water storage
meeting peak demand periods that the well or spring cannot supply
water treatment or processing methods that utilize storage to reduce the size/cost of the treatment equipment.
the 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. Storage tanks are like a bank for your water! A well or spring that produces 1 Gallon per minute is not able to even supply water for a single shower, but if 1 gallon per minute of water is put into a storage tank, 1440 gallons can be accumulated over a 24 hour period. With average daily household water usage of 150-200 gallons per person, 1440 gallons per day available is plenty for a household of 4 as long as landscaping and gardening are kept to a minimum.
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 storage tanks because the ease of installation, great price point and exceptional performance. If you have a question about storage tanks, give Oakville Pump Servie a call at (707)944-2471. 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 35 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.