Water Storage Tanks
If you get your water from a well source, as opposed to getting city water pumped in, you almost certainly have a pressure tank. You may not, however, have a water storage tank as part of your system. While your average pressure tank can only hold 25 or so gallons at any given time, a water storage tank can hold anywhere from 500-5,000+ gallons. This allows your system to have instant access to water, without having to activate your well pump, at any time.
Benefits of Water Storage Tanks
Adding a water storage tank to your system can save you a lot of money in the long run. The fact that it can hold so much water without having to run your well pump means that there’s a longer amount of time between the moment your pump turns off after having pumped water into the storage or pressure tank and the time it turns on again to refill that same tank. On the other hand, water storage tanks don’t cause the well pump to turn on until a very large portion of the water inside of it has been used.
Constant starting and stopping is one of the fastest ways to damage a pump of any kind. This means that the longer time between activations will help ensure your well pump lasts far longer than it would without a water storage tank.
Another benefit that anyone with a relatively shallow well will definitely appreciate, is how the storage tank will help make sure you always have water. Since it has such a large amount of water storage, a storage tank can save up water over time from your well as it becomes available.
If your well can only supply, as an example, 50 gallons of water a day, a pressure tank will only let you use those fifty gallons and any excess you don’t use is lost. With a water storage tank, however, you can build up a supply of all the water you don’t use until the tank is completely full. This will let you have the quality of water you have come to love from having a personal well with the kind of reliability that you normally can only expect to get from city water.
Reliable Water Storage Tank Systems
Whisenant & Lyle Water has been servicing water wells and implementing residential water well systems in Central Texas for over 50 years. If you have a water well and are looking for a reliable water storage tank system, contact us today for more information.