How are Water Storage Tanks and Troughs Beneficial on the Farm?
Water tanks are self-sufficient and made to work with the environment. Rainwater tanks are a fundamental invention and have been used for many years. Today they continue to benefit farmers and various other industries as well as for domestic use.
Water troughs have a variety of uses on the farm and can work in conjunction with water tanks for optimum results. Many farmers make use of rainwater harvesting methods in order to save on water and cut the cost of the water bill at the end of the month. Water collects into various water tanks during rainfall. Without these tanks, water is lost and goes down drainage systems or is soaked up into the ground and wasted in the end. Due to the purity of rainwater, it is ideal to use for irrigation of crops, vegetation and as a source of drinking water for animals.
Combine Water Tanks with Troughs for Efficiency
Majority of farms in general have many hectares of land and to provide food and drinking water can be a daunting task if done manually or without any systems in place. Many farmers harvest water by making use of water tanks fitted to a trough bottom tank that will allow water to be available for animals to drink. Some troughs can hold more than 800 litres of water at a time.
Water can also be treated with nutrients and medication and used in a livestock water trough. Various animals can drink from the trough including horses and ostrich. There is no need to worry about water levels as the ball valves present in the tank and trough will ensure that water levels remain constant. Ball valves are tamper proof and secure from any potential damage caused by livestock.
Save Time and Money
Troughs and tanks are not only a great way to utilize water on the farm but also save time when going about various chores. This innovative equipment is not only efficient but also robust and can withstand various weather elements at play in South Africa. These systems are often low maintenance and are available as solar power water troughs as well. Filling up the trough is quick and takes roughly 7 minutes.
In places where the winter temperatures are much lower, farm owners can also opt to make use of solar heated water troughs.