If you have decided to take on homesteading, you may have opted for a larger homestead in order to become as sustainable as possible. With this option, you have to consider several aspects of the homestead, including water storage and solutions for crops as well as emergency water storage. If this is something you are facing, you may have started to consider water tank upgrades. Here are a few of the water tank options that are ideal for larger homesteads and what you need to know about them.

Galvanized Steel Tanks

There are some benefits to having a galvanized steel tank, especially in larger sizes like a 10,000 litre water tank. Galvanized steel tanks give you the benefit of durability. If you are placing them underground, they can generally hold heavy amounts of weight from the surrounding soil. If you will have the galvanized steel tanks above ground, they will offer the durability of holding up against heavy winds and poor weather conditions such as heavy rains and snow. Galvanized steel tanks may last longer than other tank styles as well, which reduces the cost of replacement.

Non-Potable Water Storage

If you are looking for much larger tanks, like 10,000 litre water tanks, then you possibly are considering the option of non-potable water storage. Non-potable water can be used for a variety of options on the homestead. It can be used in greywater systems, on crops, in irrigation plans, and related homesteading uses. The key to keep in mind with non-potable water options is how you will be accessing the water, if it will be filtered, and what the source or quality of the non-potable water should be. Most tank options in this category are made from polymer materials, so keep that in mind when you begin narrowing down your options.

Water Bladders

One option you may not have considered when it comes to water tanks for larger homesteads is the water bladder option. There are several benefits to this option. One of the main ones is the ability to store a large amount of water, just as you would in a 10,000 litre water tank, for shorter time periods. The water can be stored safely, and when it is used, the water bladder can be deflated as well as dried and put up for later. This option is ideal for seasonal water storage or emergency options.

These are only a few of the water tank options to consider for your large homestead. If you think you are ready to move forward with ordering a water tank, consider meeting with a homestead contractor dealing in water tanks and aspects of water tank placement. They can help with pricing, placement and other related issues you may be dealing with for your specific homestead.