Lampeter, Wales, UK
14,000 Litre Water Tank Bundle
Rainwater Harvesting, Backup Water Supply
Ready to Use in 2 Days
Blaengors Farm, a horticulture farm located in Lampeter, Wales, UK, faced the challenge of implementing a suitable water storage solution for a sustainable drainage system. With recurrent rainfall patterns in the region, the farm sought a reliable and efficient rainwater harvesting system. After thorough consideration, Blaengors Farm selected our 14R Bundle, specifically designed to meet their needs including accessibility to site and easy to clean. The deciding factor was the tank's unique features, including a removable lid and the ability to be maneuver the tank into a small installation area. These attributes proved invaluable due to the farm's narrow road leading to the installation area, which made it impossible for heavy equipment to navigate through. In just two days, our skilled installation team completed the job. Despite encountering rainy weather on the second day, the installation proceeded successfully, without any disruption to the process. The tank was securely installed, and ready to fulfill its purpose at Blaengors Farm aiming to collect 250,000 liters of water every year. Now, the farm benefits from the effective utilisation of our tank for rainwater harvesting. We are proud to have been selected as their trusted partner in achieving their water sustainability goals.
Blaengors Farm is utlizing the tank to collect rainwater, providing a valuable asset to prevent floodings downstream and to use the collected water for plants irrigation and other non-potable water uses.
1. Insta-Slab Preparation: When installing a tank at Blaengors Farm, the ground conditions presented a challenge due to mud and an uneven surface. To address this issue the substrate was compacted and leveled, a sand bed of 3 cm was also part of the preparations before installing the InstaSlab in order to protect the tank. To enhance the stability and longevity of the Insta-Slab, and prevent any shifting or movement, we used pegs to fix the Insta-Slab.
2. Tank Inflation: After creating a flat base with the Insta-Slab, the next step involved inflating the tank and carefully positioning it above the Insta-Slab. The tank was inflated to the desired shape, which took around five minutes.
3. Tank Hydration: Once the tank was properly inflated, the tank surface required hydration to start the curing process. We sprayed water on the tank walls three times to ensure maximum strength and durability. The installation team monitored the hardening process closely to ensure the tank attained its intended strength and hardness.
4. Roof Structure Installation: After the tank had cured overnight and hardened, the installation team inserted fiberglass poles as the tank's inner structure. These poles provided additional support and stability for the lid of the tank. Once the fiberglass poles were securely in place, the team proceeded to close the tank lid. Tank lids are typically designed with zippers for easy opening and closing, which satisfies Blaengors Farm's criteria by promoting easy tank cleaning.
We are delighted with it. It was so quick and a surprise how fast the inflation was. No hitches. Next morning it was hard as steel.
Hugh Crawford, Blaengors Farm Owner