Rainwater storage is becoming more and more important to the environment. Water is the most important natural resource we have, so harvesting and storing rainwater to preserve it, is a must. One of the most common problems you will run into when storing rainwater is the algae growth in water tanks. The presence of algae growth in rainwater storage tanks will make your harvested water nearly unusable. Algae is a bacteria that can carry toxins that are harmful to animals, humans, and plants. Therefore, it is extremely important to take every precaution to prevent algae growth in water tanks.
So, using any of these simple solutions, you can prevent any algae growth in rainwater storage tanks, even if you store water over an extended period. In my opinion, there is no point collecting rainwater if it is only going to be ruined by algae growth. If you are doing your part to collect the rainwater in your community, be sure to use these tips to keep your water clean and usable.
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