Why are smart gardeners using rainwater storage tanks?

Collecting rainwater in a rainwater storage tank uses inexpensive technology to give you control over your own water supply. Often a practice that conjures up images of old farmhouse living and Good Life-style self-sufficiency, harvesting rainwater is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, it’s the norm in countries like Germany and Australia. It’s not a surprise that this is a growing trend – the benefits of utilising a rainwater storage tank speak for themselves.

Plants prefer natural water

People don’t often think about the type of water that they’re feeding their plants, but it’s something to seriously consider. Mains water often contains softeners and chemicals for human benefit, such as sodium and fluoride. Fluoride can cause injury to some plants, while sodium’s saltiness can prevent roots from absorbing the water. Rainwater is naturally free of chemicals and has a balanced pH level, making it much better for growing plants.

You can manage your own supply

It’s always the same: the winter months have been a non-stop rainstorm, then you get hit with a hosepipe ban the second the sun comes out, meaning that you need to start watering. If you’ve been making use of a rainwater storage tank, hosepipe bans aren’t a problem anymore.

Traditional water butts only last a few days, but here at Tuffa, we supply water storage tanks in capacities ranging from 1350 litres up to a staggering 20,000 litres, so we can go as big as your requirements demand! As an added bonus, you can rest assured that you’re doing your bit for the environment.

It’s cheap!

Water storage tanks make use of simple technologies and are quick and easy to install. Using a traditional hosepipe from the mains can seem easier and cheaper than purchasing a storage tank, but the costs soon add up. Hosepipes deliver upwards of 500 litres an hour – a pretty impressive figure, until you remember your utility bills.

It’s easy to underestimate how much you’re using, and the cost becomes clear at the end of the summer when you’re opening your bills. Harvesting rainwater doesn’t just put you in control of how much you use, it also puts you in control of how much you spend. 

Tuffa has more than 20 years’ experience of manufacturing water tanks. We’re known for providing a range of options that are celebrated for their strength, toughness and longevity. Contact us today, and we’ll help to provide the best rainwater storage tank for your needs. 

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