by Janick F. Artiola, Ph.D., Channah Rock, Ph.D., and Gary Hix, RG College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cooperative Extension, The University of Arizona
The use of fresh water storage tanks is common in rural areas of Arizona with limited or diminishing water resources. Homeowners living in remote areas with low-yield and seasonally dry wells or no wells must depend on water that is trucked in with tankers and stored on site to cover basic living necessities. Well owners with low-yielding wells may also rely on large holding tanks and booster pumps to collect well water before home delivery with the aid of a pressure tank. Emergency situations such as fires and water utilities shortages may also require the short-term storage of fresh water to cover the basic needs of dispossessed or displaced persons.
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