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Summer Water Conservation Tips: Maximizing Efficiency with Water Storage Tanks

As the summer heat intensifies, the demand for water soars. This puts a strain on our water supply and underscores the importance of water conservation. In BC, the government is taking strong, early action to keep people and communities safe through drought now, and in the years to come.
Summer Water Conservation Tips: Maximizing Efficiency with Water Storage Tanks

One effective way to manage water usage during the summer months is through the use of water storage tanks. At Canwest Tanks, we understand the vital role these tanks play in water conservation. Here are some essential tips for maximizing efficiency and ensuring you make the most of your water storage tanks this summer.

1. Choose the Right Size and Type of Tank

Selecting the appropriate size and type of water storage tank is crucial. Consider your household or business needs, local climate, and space availability. For residential purposes, smaller tanks might suffice, while larger tanks are ideal for agricultural or industrial use. Canwest Tanks offers a variety of tanks, including polyethylene and fiberglass, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your requirements.

2. Collect and Store Rainwater

Rainwater harvesting is an excellent way to conserve water during the summer. Install gutters and downspouts to channel rainwater into your storage tanks. This not only reduces your reliance on municipal water but also helps in maintaining a lush garden without depleting the local water supply. Ensure your tanks are equipped with filters to keep debris and contaminants out of the stored water.

3. Regular Maintenance and Inspection

Proper maintenance of your water storage tanks is essential for optimal performance. Regularly inspect your tanks for leaks, cracks, or any signs of damage. Clean the tanks periodically to prevent the buildup of algae, sediments, and other contaminants. At Canwest Tanks, we recommend scheduling routine maintenance checks to ensure your tanks are functioning efficiently throughout the summer.

4. Efficient Water Usage Practices

Implementing efficient water usage practices can significantly extend the utility of your stored water. Fix any leaks in your plumbing system promptly, use water-saving fixtures, and adopt mindful habits such as turning off taps while brushing your teeth or washing dishes. These small changes can collectively make a big difference in conserving water.

5. Plan Your Garden Wisely

Summer gardens can consume a significant amount of water. Opt for drought-resistant plants that require less water and mulch your garden beds to retain moisture. Water your garden early in the morning or late in the evening to reduce evaporation. Using drip irrigation systems can also minimize water wastage by delivering water directly to the plant roots.

6. Educate and Involve Your Community

Water conservation is a collective effort. Educate your family, friends, and neighbors about the importance of water conservation and the role of water storage tanks. Encourage community initiatives such as group rainwater harvesting projects or shared water storage systems. At Canwest Tanks, we believe that informed communities are key to sustainable water management.


Water storage tanks are a valuable asset in the quest for water conservation, especially during the hot summer months. By choosing the right tank, maintaining it properly, and adopting efficient water usage practices, you can make a significant impact on conserving this precious resource. At Canwest Tanks, we are committed to providing top-quality tanks and solutions to help you achieve your water conservation goals. Stay hydrated, stay sustainable, and enjoy a water-wise summer!

For more information on water storage tanks and how they can help you conserve water this summer, visit Canwest Tanks or our distributors today.

Let’s make every drop count!