Storage of drinking water in winter

Different consumers decide differently how to store drinking water in medium or large quantities in winter so that it does not spoil or become stale. Depending on the volume of consumption and storage conditions of drinking water, different tanks can be used, provided that they comply with sanitary and epidemiological norms and requirements.

Some tanks are mounted on the ground, others – partially or completely sunk into the ground (underground structures). The construction of underground tanks requires additional financial costs for installation work (digging a pit, crushed stone and gravel pad, pouring concrete mortar). But this solution may be the only correct option for storing water for consumption in confined spaces or difficult terrain.

Polypropylene or polyethylene water storage tanks are ideal for creating drinking water supplies for private use and industrial purposes. Such a tanks are made of sheets of environmentally friendly polyethylene and polypropylene approved for use in the food industry. They are resistant to ultraviolet rays and the appearance of a specific odor, which is characteristic of many types of plastic. Plastic containers for drinking water can be visually identified by the characteristic blue color.

Compared to reinforced concrete tanks, plastic tanks are airtight, easy to install and transport, environmentally friendly, low cost and low weight. The only disadvantage of plastic tanks – there is no possibility of maintaining the optimum temperature so that the water does not freeze. Therefore, plastic containers should be stored indoors at a positive temperature in winter so that the water does not turn to ice. Modular above-ground or underground tanks are suitable for storing large volumes of drinking water outside in winter.

Modular capacities: pros and cons

Above-ground and underground modular tanks, which are operated on the street in winter, are insulated with a layer of mineral wool 50-140 mm. Also, the tank is equipped with a heating system that eliminates freezing water. Frost protection of tanks consists of electric heaters with a capacity of 4-12 kW, temperature sensors and a control unit. The presence of a polypropylene eco-liner ensures high tightness of the structure and prevents contamination of clean drinking water in the tank.

For ease of maintenance, modular tanks are wquipped with shut-off and control equipment, which allows you to quickly fill and drain water from the tank if necessary.

Among the disadvantages of modular tanks is the higher price than plastic tanks. But the cost is fully justified by the reliability, durability and quality of stored water.

Why it is profitably with us

Aquapolymer Engineering company is one of the leaders in Western Ukraine in the production of tanks for storage of drinking and technical water. Our range includes standard solutions for modular and plastic tanks for private and industrial needs. If necessary, our engineers will design tanks of non-standard sizes for your tasks. We work throughout Ukraine and neighbouring countries.