Water Storage Systems
Is running out of water from time to time a problem?
This is a common problem with low water producing private wells. The fundamental problem is that peak water use (morning showers, etc.) exceeds the combined storage and water production capacity of the well. Water storage and re-pressurization systems can be a viable solution for just this situation.
In a standard water storage system, well water is stored in an external water storage tank (in-house or underground), with a pump to deliver water from the storage system to the household. Storing the water prior to use provides a “buffer” so that during peak use, enough water is available to support all water needs. During off-peak times, the well can replenish the storage tank and be ready for the next “peak” use period.
A number of other considerations should be reviewed to ensure that a water storage system is properly designed to meet your individual requirements:
- House Size
- Space Considerations
- Pressure Requirements
In addition, a standard stabilized well production test is highly recommended prior to installation of a water storage system to ensure that total daily well production is sufficient to meet the total daily needs of the household, business, etc.