Many states ensures the citizens get adequate water for consumption through the government projects. Such projects help a lot since the dry areas tend to get the access to clean water for use. The water reservoirs are mostly constructed in wet regions where the rainfall is constant and as well as rivers. The reason behind that is, such places can provide a constant supply of water without drying up or running out of water during dry seasons of the year. The major cities are also provided with water from such government water projects. Such project requires huge amount of finance in order to cater for design of the project, purchase every needed material required for that project, as well as payment of the workers. A large water storage tank is one of the structure erected during the accomplishment of the project. There is many benefits toward the erection of the storage tanks in such projects. The illustrations below gives some of the benefits of incorporating large water storage tanks in such a project.
The large water storage tanks give a room for the necessary treatment of water before use by the community around. Water from the catchment areas can easily be contaminated since the reservoirs are usually open. The wild animals are the most likely source of contamination since the forest tend to be the main catchment areas. The pipes can also get damaged and water inside get contaminated along the way. The contaminated water can be a major source of infections to human health. In order to make such water fit for consumption, a large storage water tank is constructed to provide the space for filtration and chlorination.
In most of the times, pressure to boost the conveyance of water is added from the large water tanks. Some catchment areas may not provide enough gravitational force to boost the movement of water from one point to another. In order to make water have a faster and continuous flow to the destination points, water pumps are installed around the storage tanks. Enough potential energy is generated as well to boost the kinetic energy of the flowing water from the tanks.
The large water storage tanks can serve as temporary water reservoirs or storage in case water reduces from the catchment area. During the dry period the water tanks acts as the source of water to the people before the rain season resumes for normal supply of water. In case there is a repair and maintenance happening to the piping system on the upstream side, the tanks act as the main source of water supply to the consumers.