If space is at a premium on your site, an OSD/water tank combo could be the perfect solution to collecting both stormwater and rainwater in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of OSD/rainwater combo tanks.
What is an OSD tank?
If you work on a site that’s prone to storms, an onsite detention tank (OSD) is essential for keeping stormwater away from your site to ensure that everything is kept safe and under control.
Accumulated stormwater can increase the risk of flooding in urban areas, which can be worsened by expanding commercial and industrial buildings and increasing residential densities, as they increase the pressure exerted onto existing underground drainage systems.
Increasing the capacity of existing underground drainage systems is limited by cost and space factors, so the responsibility for dealing with stormwater lies with site owners. Stormwater detention systems are compulsory for recently renovated or new developments or constructions, so it’s crucial to ensure you are following national guidelines.
What is a rainwater tank?
Unlike OSD tanks, rainwater tanks are designed to collect fallen rainwater to power showers, toilets and other indoor plumbing facilities while reducing your household water bills.
Rainwater tanks can be used for residential, commercial and industrial applications to reduce the amount of harm to local water systems caused by excessive stormwater. Rainwater tanks collect stormwater run-off from a variety of impervious services, such as rooftops, to reduce the amount of water that enters waterways.
Rainwater tanks are also fitted with overflow mechanisms, so once the tank is at capacity, any excess water is directed away and into the stormwater drainage system.
The benefits of OSD/water tank combos
If space is at a premium on your site, an OSD/water tank combo could be the perfect solution for collecting stormwater and rainwater in one efficient mechanism. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of OSD/rainwater combo tanks.
Takes up less outdoor space
An OSD/water tank combo, such as the Rectangle 10000L Rainwater / OSD – Combo Tank, takes up significantly less space on your property than separate facilities. A combo tank collects both stormwater and rainwater and retains it instead of draining it away so that it can be used whenever required.
Reduces water waste
Another important benefit of combining rainwater and onsite detention tanks is that it saves a significant amount of wasted water. This allows you to save money on your monthly water bills by connecting the prefabricated tank to the mains outside your home.
If you’re looking to learn more about the benefits of OSD/water tank combos, contact us at Rain Cycle today.
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