Improved Water Pressure
An underground water pressure tank improves water pressure by storing a reserve of pressurized water that can be used when needed, without having to start the well pump. The tank is typically buried in the ground near the well and is connected to the well pump and the home or business's water supply.
The well pump fills the tank with water when the water pressure in the tank drops below a certain level. Once the tank is full, the well pump turns off. When a faucet is turned on in the home or business, the pressurized water from the tank flows through the pipes and out of the faucet.
- They can provide a more consistent water flow. This is because the tank stores a reserve of water that can be used when needed, without having to start the well pump. This can be especially beneficial in homes and businesses with multiple faucets or appliances running at the same time.
- They can help to reduce water hammer. Water hammer is a banging noise that can occur in pipes when a faucet is turned off suddenly. This is caused by the pressure in the pipes coming to a sudden stop. Underground water pressure tanks can help to reduce water hammer by absorbing the shock of the pressure change.
- They can help to extend the life of the well pump. The well pump is responsible for pumping water from the well into the home or business. Underground water pressure tanks can help to extend the life of the well pump by reducing the number of times that it needs to turn on and off.