Install water storage tanks for sustainable food and agriculture
Agriculture depends on quality water supply for irrigation, pesticide and fertiliser applications, crop cooling and frost control. When water is no longer plentiful and readily available, this can manifest in competition for water. As the demand for agricultural water increases, relying on alternative, sustainable methods such as collecting and storing rainwater are increasingly important. Rainbow Reservoirs supply and install durable, steel water tanks that collect and store rainwater for more economically viable agriculture. In addition to drip irrigation, it is just one of many water conservation methods yet critical to maintaining a reliable water supply infrastructure.
Better water management
Coping with water scarcity in agriculture means planning ahead. Adding a water storage solution to your arsenal of water-saving methods will help harvest many gallons of water that would otherwise have been lost to groundwater or sewage pipe runoff. Also, with a strong plan in place, your farming business will be more resilient to unforeseen changes in weather patterns.
Save water, save money
In an era of more frequent urban water shortages, farmers are feeling the burden of depleting water supplies too. That is why during periods of heavy rainfall, collecting and storing water is crucial to surviving the dryer months. Making provision for storage capacity before the rainy season will let you capitalise on every drop. Saving water will also save you money by increasing agricultural productivity, allowing you to improve, expand or diversify your crop offering.
Safe, quality drinking water
Agricultural water tanks are designed to provide a sustainable supply of water that is free of contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, algae, salts, minerals and gas, and other made-made pollutants. The tanks are also corrosion-free and covered with Aluzinc steel roofs to prevent evaporation and contamination by birds and rodents, making it ideal for watering crops and providing livestock with clean drinking water.
Specific water demands
The amount of water needed depends on the area to be watered, crops grown, the environment and its weather conditions throughout the year. Cape Town, for example, is known for its cold, wet winters, which is why harvesting water around the Western Cape is best from May to August. Installing water tanks ahead of time will ensure that your farm has enough water to meet agricultural demands when the rainfall season draws to a close.
Tailored, efficient water tanks
Our water tanks vary in capacity from 9,000 to 4 million litres and can be assembled in heights of up to 6.9 metres. They are available in a range of colours to suit your aesthetic preference or brand colours. We are also able to install a water level indicator that, using a simple float/pulley system, will allow you to easily monitor tank water levels even from a distance.
Knowing well that business as usual won’t protect the future, Rainbow Reservoir’s water tanks enable the sustainable use of our natural water resources. Whether it is for wine grapes in the Boland or macadamia nuts outside Tzaneen, we can tailor water solutions to match the requirements of budget of your farm.
For more information, please get in touch with our team of experienced agriculture water tank installers. We supply and install water tanks to all regions across South Africa and are export-registered to supply to Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and beyond. Our tanks’ modular design allows it to be flat-packed for easy transportation.