How often should I rotate out the water in my tank?
While we have seen water last for many years in this type of plastic, the suggested rotation schedule is as OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. If you happen to be one of the 90% of the people who simply forget, your water will be safer for longer with a WaterPrepared tank because of the high-quality, non-porous plastic that our tanks are made out of. WaterPrepared helps make rotating water convenient by allowing you to hook a standard garden hose up to your tank. With such convenience, we suggest using your water to rinse cars, water flowers, fill buckets, and in any other situation to ensure that your water is regularly being turned.
How much water can the tanks hold?
A single WaterPrepared tank holds 160 gallons which is three times the capacity of your standard blue drum.
What are the tank dimensions?
42" Tall / 29" Wide / 36" deep. It will fit through any standard doorway.
Can I put this tank in-line with my housewater?
Because your housewater is pressurized and the tank is not, you cannot run water back into your house without a pump. You can, however, put your tank "end-line" using standard 3/4" male hose-thread and connecting it to the utility connection on the upper front of the tank.
How much water do I need?
The department of Homeland Security recommends 1 gallon per day per individual. 1/2 of this gallon is used for drinking, 1/4 for cooking, and 1/4 for washing. It is up to you how conservative you would like to be. If you look above you will find a very simple water calculator.
Do I need to put chemicals in my tank?
FDA approved tablets can be placed in your water to kill bacteria and prolong the shelf life of your water. The need for water treatment increases with the age and waring conditions of your tank. While chemicals are not required for safe water storage, regular testing for bacteria is recommended with any water storage system.
Why does water last longer in this tank than standard drums?
WaterPrepared tanks have been specifically designed for long term storage and ease of rotation. A tank that is used correctly will harvest less bacteria than a tank that sits stagnant. Beyond the high quality resin that is used in WaterPrepared tanks, the tank itself has proven time and time again to be easier to utilize and encourages often and proper rotation.
Does the tank come with fittings?
Yes, your tank will come with two hose-bib spigots, one 3/4" plug, and a spring loaded cap. You will not need to purchase additional fittings to use your tank.
Can I get blue barrels cheaper?
Comparing WaterPrepared tanks to standard blue drums is comparing apples to oranges. WaterPrepared tanks have been made with an enhanced resin specifically for storing water. The design facilitates a far more convenient water system complete with valves for easy rotating, more compact space, larger openings for cleaning, and optional fittings for flexibilty and customization. In the end, you get what you pay for.
How high can I stack my tanks?
WaterPrepared tanks should only be stacked two high.
What kind of plastic is the tank made out of?
WaterPrepared tanks are made out of a high quality polyethylene resin. We only use materials approved and certified to be used for water storage.
Is the tank FDA/NSF approved?
Yes, WaterPrepared tanks are FDA and NSF approved.
Is the plastic BPA free?
Yes, WaterPrepared tanks are BPA free.
Can I get a bulk discount?
Discounts can be given when shipping 4 or more tanks to one location. Please call 888-252-6522 to discuss rates.
Can I pick up the tank and get a discount?
Customers near Utah can avoid shipping costs by picking up the tanks at one of several locations in Northern Utah. Please call for details.
Will my tank freeze over?
It is not common for WaterPrepared tanks to freeze all the way through. If frozen, find water through the center cap.