TANKS & TACT
By Dennis F. Hallahan, PE
As seen in Water & Wastes Digest: Tanks are the backbone of most water and wastewater systems, and though the function of a tank as a storage vessel has not changed, the versatility and performance of today’s tanks certainly has. Much of this relates to manufacturing advances that allow for production of strong, lightweight plastic tanks of varying sizes. These new tank designs are durable, allow for easy transportability to remote and challenging sites, and are inert to wastewater constituents boosting longevity. In potable water and rainwater capture systems, plastic tanks have emerged as a top choice.