Potable Water

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Potable Water - Home Storage System

Potable Water - Home Storage System
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Potable Water - Commercial / Industrial Storage System

Potable Water - Commercial / Industrial Storage System
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Potable Water - High Volume Community System

Potable Water - High Volume Community System
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POTABLE WATER (often called Domestic water, Drinking water, or Culinary water) is suitable for human consumption or use in the preparation of food. Darco manufactures both Fiberglass and Polyethylene Underground Water Tank systems for Potable Water Storage. Such potable water storage systems can serve individual homes or an entire subdivision based on the storage capacity requirements.

The Residential Storage System illustrated in drawing #1 incorporates 6000 gallons of storage and a submersible bottom suction relay pump which delivers water to the hydro-pneumatic pressure tank inside the dwelling served. Relay pumps may be submerged inside the potable water storage tank itself, located in a remote wet well, in the basement of the building, or in a small pump house located above the tank. Choose the pump style and location which best fits your particular water system size and configuration.

Commercial / Industrial applications often require higher pressure or flow than our internally mounted residential style bottom suction pump can deliver. In such cases, a "wet well" constructed of PVC pipe is installed adjacent to the potable water storage tank and fitted with a higher horsepower center suction deep well style relay pump, as illustrated in drawing #2.

The High Volume Community System illustrates several large fiberglass storage tanks manifolded together to feed a wet well located under the pump house. Well water can be filtered or treated on the way to storage, and then delivered into the community service piping. Large potable water storage tank systems allow chlorination contact and also provide a low cost fire protection water supply for the fire department.  Fire trucks can draft directly from a properly sized manifold extension and suction hydrant located near the tank system.

In all 3 illustrations, the Darco potable water supply vessels are out of sight, cool, secure, and frost free.  There is no ugly above ground high profile structure to detract from near by real estate value, block the view, or attract vandalism.

Project Showcase

Potable Water picture

Border Patrol / USA & Mexico (California): Potable water supply and wastewater storage held for treatment / 2 at 10,000 gallons

Larkspur Subdivision (Colorado): Potable water for domestic use in new subdivision / 180,000 gallons

Payton High School (Colorado): Underground fiberglass holding tank for potable water / 40,000 gallons

Florida Keys / Residential Rain Capture (Florida): Fresh water for individual homes / 4,000 gallons

Sunex International (Florida): Ship to Miami and on to Bahamas / 8,000 gal.

Camp Camorah (Idaho): Potable water for church camp / 24,000 gallons

Idaho Fish and Game (Idaho): Campground drinking water / 4,000 gallons

JWG, Inc. (Nebraska): Well water storage / 4,000 gallons

Indian Interpretive Center (Nevada): Potable water and fire protection for agency building beyond city water supply / 2 - 30,000 gallon fiberglass tanks

Vermejo Park Ranch (New Mexico): Potable water storage for guest ranch / 80,000 gallons

National Forests of North Carolina (New York): Potable water supply in remote campgrounds / 2 sites at 2,000 gallons

Canyonlands National Park (Utah): Direct bury fiberglass tank for potable water / 30,000 gallons

Highland Construction (Utah): Domestic water storage for a rural subdivision / 100,000 gallons

Wilson Arch Resort (Utah): Fiberglass water tanks storing domestic water for resort / 60,000 gallons

Bridger Lake Campground (Utah): Domestic water supply / 20,000 gallons

Mount Sterling Campground (Utah): Domestic water supply / 12,000 gallons

Big Canyon Christian Camp (Utah): Domestic water supply / 12,000 gallons

Ken Dee Ranch - Horse barn, riding arena, and guest house (Utah): Underground water storage for potable water and back-up fire protection / 60,000 gallons

Whidbey Island (Washington): Residential domestic water supply / 10,000 gal.

Wyoming Department of Transportation (Wyoming): Highway 'Rest Stop' potable water supply / 8,000 gallons

Big Horn Northern Supply Project (Wyoming): Large domestic water supplier / 2- 40,000 gal.

Teton Science School (Wyoming): Domestic water supply / 2 - 30,000 gallon fiberglass tanks

Hat Butte Ranch (Wyoming): Residential underground cistern tank for potable water and back-up fire cistern / 20,000 gallons

Laramie County Community College (Wyoming): Rain capture for landscape irrigation on the campus grounds / 40,000 gallons

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