100,000 Gallon Rainwater Storage Bladder

Rainwater bladder storage tank

Ready Containment, LLC. constructed a large 100,000 gallons water bladder to collect rainwater at a chicken farm in Alabama. The plan was to reduce the use of municipal water and reduce cost through the use of rainwater collection. The farmer was able to reduce water cost. According to the university study: “If they are using water from a municipal water system, a four house farm has a water bill that could be as high as $22 thousand annually,” said Simpson, who is also the associate director of Auburn University’s National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC). “That is a direct, out-of-pocket expense to growers.”

For additional information check out the article titled: Rainwater Harvesting Could Revolutionize Poultry Industry

The was manufactured with four each eight-inch NPT flanges to allow for the flow into the bladder. We offer custom flexible solutions to both water and fuel storage. Call Ready Containment at 941-739-9486 or Contact us:

Ready Containment also manufactures large fuel and water bladders for the military and a variety of spill containment berm.

Rainwater Collection System

Installation of large gutter, downspout and leaf diverter are the first step in the collection the rainwater.

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Eight-inch PVC piping is installed Below grade to carry the water to the storage bladder.

100K Rainwater Bladder Tank

One hundred thousand gallon water bladder fenced off with a pump house to move water to the chicken coops.

Water Bladder Over Fill preventers

Each eight-inch lateral line is piped to overfill preventers before entering the water bladder.

Rainwater Collection

Water Bladder is installed downhill from the chicken coops to allow gravity to completely fill the bladders and not back up the downspouts.

What Is Rainwater Harvesting?

Rainwater harvesting is collecting the rainwater from a building or other impervious surface to store it for later use. Usually, this involves harvesting the rain from a roof. Rainwater collection systems can be as simple as collecting rain in a rain barrel or as elaborate as harvesting rainwater into large water bladder to supply your entire farm demand. The concept of rainwater harvesting usually conjures up images of an old farm cistern or thoughts of developing countries.

Today’s Rainwater Harvesting

The reality is that rainwater harvesting is becoming a viable alternative for supplying our households and businesses with water. It’s not just for the farm anymore! Due to the Green Building movement, you will see rainwater harvesting systems become more popular here in America.

The harvesting of rainwater is also referred to as rainwater collection or rainwater catchment. Also, terms such as roof water collection or rooftop water collection are also used in other countries. We believe that rainwater harvesting is useful in an urban community. All that is necessary to take advantage of this resource is to capture the free water falling on your roof and direct it to a rainwater storage tank. By doing this, you can take control of your water supply and replace all or at least a substantial portion of your water needs. Rainwater harvesting systems can be configured to supply your whole house and your landscape needs.

What Are The Benefits Of Rainwater Collection?

Rainwater is a relatively clean and free source of water

You have total control over your water supply (ideal for cities with water restrictions) It is socially acceptable and environmentally responsible It promotes self-sufficiency and helps conserve water

Rainwater is better for landscape plants and gardens because it is not chlorinated It reduces stormwater runoff from residential and commercial structures It can solve the drainage problems on your property while providing you with free water It uses simple technologies that are inexpensive and easy to maintain It can be used as a main source of water or as a backup source to wells and municipal water The system can be easily retrofitted to an existing structure or built during new home construction System are very flexible and can be modular in nature, allowing expansion, reconfiguration, or relocation, if necessary It can provide an excellent back-up source of water for emergencies

Rainwater harvesting has many benefits, but the main one is that it is a sustainable water management practice that can be implemented by anyone on many different levels, from a simple rain barrel to a comprehensive rainwater harvesting system that integrates with an irrigation system or household plumbing. When you think about it… do we need to use municipally treated water to sprinkle on our lawns and landscaping?  Definitely not!  Harvested rainwater is perfect for irrigation, process water or drinking water.  By using rainwater to supply water for some, or all of our water needs, you can reduce our dependence on municipally treated water. Overall, rainwater harvesting is a practice that is environmentally and socially acceptable

THE WATER CONSERVATION BENEFITS OF RAINWATER HARVESTING

The rainwater that falls on your roof and property is free.  All it takes is a method to harvest it into a tank or cistern for later use. Rainwater harvesting can be a great learning tool to get people to recognize their individual or household water usage.  This can get them to start conserving water in other areas around their home. For communities that rely on imported water to supply their needs, collecting rainwater that falls naturally in the community can reduce the need for imported water. Rainwater harvesting helps utilities reduce peak demands during summer months, saving treated water for more important and appropriate water uses. While rainwater can be a perfect primary water source for many uses and situations, it is also a great backup water supply for emergency situations.

THE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF RAINWATER HARVESTING

Rainwater harvesting can reduce stormwater runoff from a property.  The elimination of runoff can reduce contamination of surface water with pesticides, sediment, metals, and fertilizers. By reducing stormwater runoff, rainwater harvesting can reduce a storm’s peak flow volume and velocity in local creeks, streams, and rivers, thereby reducing the potential for streambank erosion. Rainwater harvesting systems can be employed as simple and effective methods to meet a municipality’s stormwater management program requirements of individual properties. It is an excellent source of water for plants and landscape irrigation since it has no chemicals such as fluoride and chloramines (chlorine).

THE WATER-ENERGY RELATIONSHIP BENEFITS OF RAINWATER HARVESTING

While the logical use of rainwater harvesting is for water conservation purposes, it also reduces energy use within a community. Typically, the end-use of the rainwater is located on the property where the rainwater is collected.  Replacing municipal water use at home and property with rainwater reduces the amount of water that a municipality has to treat and then pump to your house.  The treatment and pumping of municipally provided water require a lot of energy. The implementation of rainwater harvesting can help meet new standards of energy and water efficiency ratings and codes that are being established in communities.   The traditional path of rainwater through our local water ecosystem and how it gets to our homes: