Why You Need a Storage Tank For Your Well

Can you answer “yes” to any of these questions? If so, it’s time to consider getting yourself a storage tank system. Does your well:

  • Have issues with sulfur gas?
  • Have low pressure during droughts or periods of high water demand?
  • Have problems with sediment?
  • Supply water to your home or business?

Conventional water systems utilize submersible pumps inside the well that push water up to a pressure tank on the surface, and then onward based on your demand. These types of systems are standard, but also keep you limited to the capabilities of the controls, pump, casing, and production zone. If you have a weak well or a weak pump, then you get low pressure, and during droughts, have nothing to provide your system with the extra flow you need.

Storage Tank Systems

Storage tank-based systems simply add holding tanks between the pressure tank and the well head. The well pump turns are controlled by a float switch in the top of the storage tank, making the filling of the tank automatic. Then, a booster pump will suck water from the base of your tank and send it to the pressure tank, then right out to your home, business, or irrigation system.

But why should you consider a storage tank system instead of a conventional one? These are just a few of the benefits:

  • The well pump lasts two to three times longer because it won’t have as many starts, averaging only once a day.
  • Your water pressure will be better thanks to the booster pump, which is available in several different types for your desired flow and pressure.
  • You will be able to have more water readily available to you.
  • Sediment like sand will fall to the bottom of the tank and increase the life of your sediment filters.Standard storage tanks can hold up to 200 gallons of sediment before they need to be cleaned out.
  • Sulfur gas escapes from the water while it’s in the storage tank, getting rid of that rotten eggs smell that it may have.
  • Water that has iron in it will stain in the tank rather than on your buildings and fixtures.
  • A more dependable water system overall, as even if you have trouble with your well or it shuts off, you can use the water in reserve in the storage tank while it’s being fixed.

Consider Storage Tanks Before Drilling

If you have issues with low well water, you may have considered talking to professionals in well water and well drilling, who are likely to tell you that the solution is to drill a new well in order to get the water you’re looking for. But while you may be able to get that water by drilling a new well, there are numerous stories of customers who have had to drill several wells on their property, or drill particularly deep to get that water. 

But with a storage tank, you aren’t taking a gamble on that outcome–you already know the output of your current well and can calculate how much water you can have stored per day for all of your daily uses. That isn’t even mentioning how much less expensive it is than drilling, especially if you have to drill multiple times.