Water Tanks and Booster Pumps

Your Best Defense Against Drought in the Texas Hill Country

Published on August 31, 2023

The Texas Hill Country is a semi-arid region that is prone to droughts. In fact, the region has been in a drought for most of the past decade. This has led to water shortages for many residents and businesses.

During a drought, it is important to have a backup water supply. This is where water tanks and booster pumps come in.

What is a water tank?

A water tank is a container that stores water. It can be made of metal, concrete, or plastic. Water tanks are typically installed on the ground or on a roof.

The size of the water tank will depend on the needs of the household or business. A small household may only need a tank that holds a few hundred gallons of water, while a large business may need a tank that holds thousands of gallons of water.

What is a booster pump?

A booster pump is a device that increases the pressure of water. It is typically installed in homes and businesses that have low water pressure.

Booster pumps can be powered by electricity or by gasoline. They are typically installed near the water tank.

How do water tanks and booster pumps help during a drought?

Water tanks and booster pumps can help to ensure that you have a reliable source of water during a drought. The water tank will store water during wet periods, so that you can use it during dry periods. The booster pump will help to increase the pressure of the water, so that you can use it for all of your needs, such as drinking, cooking, bathing, and watering your lawn.

How to choose the right water tank and booster pump for your needs

When choosing a water tank and booster pump, there are a few factors to consider:

  • The size of your household or business
  • The amount of water you need to store
  • The water pressure in your area
  • The type of power you have available (electricity or gasoline)

Once you have considered these factors, you can start shopping for water tanks and booster pumps. There are many different brands and models available, so you should be able to find one that meets your needs and budget.

How to install a water tank and booster pump

The installation of a water tank and booster pump is a relatively simple process. However, it is important to hire a qualified contractor to do the work. The contractor will need to connect the water tank to your water supply and to the booster pump. They will also need to install a pressure switch, which will turn on the booster pump when the water pressure drops below a certain level.

The cost of water tanks and booster pumps

The cost of water tanks and booster pumps varies depending on the size, type, and brand. A small water tank may cost a few hundred dollars, while a large water tank can cost several thousand dollars. A booster pump typically costs a few hundred dollars.

The benefits of having a water tank and booster pump

Having a water tank and booster pump can provide you with peace of mind during a drought. You will know that you have a reliable source of water, even if the water supply is interrupted.

Water tanks and booster pumps can also save you money. You may be able to get a discount on your water bill if you have a water tank. And, you will not have to worry about running out of water during a drought.

Conclusion

Water tanks and booster pumps are an important investment for homeowners and businesses in the Texas Hill Country. They can help to ensure that you have a reliable source of water during a drought. If you are considering installing a water tank and booster pump, be sure to do your research and hire a qualified plumber to do the work.

In addition to the information above, here are some other tips for using water tanks and booster pumps during a drought:

  • Use water wisely. Only use water for essential needs, such as drinking, cooking, and bathing.
  • Conserve water. Take shorter showers, fix leaks, and turn off the faucet when you are not using water.
    Inspect your water tank regularly. Make sure that the tank is clean and free of debris.
  • Test your water quality regularly. Make sure that the water in your tank is safe to drink.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure that you have a safe and reliable source of water during a drought.

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We can install tanks and boosters for a constant flow. Need plenty of pressure for your home and sprinkler system? Storage tanks and booster pumps can be placed on weaker pump systems to regulate household water pressure. If your well isn’t as productive as you need, we can improve your usage capabilities.

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