Learn to measure rainfall at your home.

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The whole country is getting drenched in rainwater including West Bengal. Penguin Tank advises you to measure rainfall at your home simply by yourself. Rainfall is measured using an instrument called rain gauge. It measures rainfall in meters per square meter which is equivalent to mm and can be converted in cm or meter. There are two main steps involved in the process of measuring rainfall.

1. Setting up the gauge : Get a clear cylindrical container made of either glass or plastic and minimum 12 inches tall. Place some pebbles or marbles at the bottom(one inch) of the container to keep it steady. Fill the water to provide it a level starting point for the scale. Inscribe a scale upon the container with the help of a ruler or a measuring tape and a waterproof marker. The scale 0 should be marked just at the water level. Your gauge is ready. Now place it under the open sky on a level ground. Make sure that there are no obstructions such as uneven ground, trees or leaves above the gauge.

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2. Measuring Rainfall : Check your gauge every day to determine how much rain has fallen in the last 24 hours. Read the gauge from the bottom, waterline being at the eye level. Mark the amount of rainfall on a graph or a chart. Prepare a chart and mark it on a daily basis. After every recording of the rainfall, empty the rain gauge to get an accurate reading the next day. After recording the data for a month, its time to do the analysis. Sum up the rainfall of all seven days in a week and divide it by 7. You will get the average rainfall for that week. Using the same formula, you can get the rainfall measurement for a week, month or a year.

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Hope you find this a useful read. Start calculating the average rainfall in your region starting today.

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How To Keep Mosquitoes Away From The Water Storage Tanks?

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Water storage tanks are not just a home accessory but home essentials. They allow households and business establishments to thrive all year for different purposes. Therefore, it becomes important to protect the tanks from the insects and other microorganisms. The most common among these are mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are a nasty insect which carries deadly illnesses. Mosquito-borne diseases carry symptoms such as fever, tiredness, rash and joint swelling. They love to lay eggs in standing water. Water storage tanks are a natural choice for them. Therefore keep your tank mosquito proof for your safety. Let us see how can you protect your tank from becoming a mosquito spawning pool.

  • Watch out before installation and make sure that they do not get an environment in which they can thrive. Think about each point that mosquitoes could access and take measures to seal all of them to prevent their access.

  • Protect inlets and overflows. Set up mosquito proof strainers and screens on overflows, outlets, and inlets. Use screens that do not corrode away easily. Make sure that screens and strainer are tightly fitted and do not have defects, holes, and rips. Get them repaired immediately if a damage is seen to any of them. Use flap valves as these can prevent mosquitoes from going through openings when shut.

  • Clean the water tank four times a year. Inspect the whole tank regularly and check on any corrosion or gaps because of wear and tear over time. Also, check the joints where the lid meets the body of the tank as this could wrap and develop a gap for mosquitoes to gain entry. If found so, hire a qualified contractor to get it fixed.

  • Do not ignore the area around the tank. Make sure that the areas around are clean and does not have holes or digs to deposit water. The mosquitoes will then lay eggs in the water spreading the infection to the tank as well. Gutters and another area needs to be kept clear of any stagnant water. Fallen Leaves and accumulated debris can cause a water backlog.

Still water even a very small amount can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. If you find the larvae of mosquitoes wriggling on the surface of the water, get it cleaned and then locate and fix the mosquitoes points of entry. Follow these steps to keep mosquitoes away from your plastic water storage tank. Safety lies in your own hands.

MaxxFoam Water Tanks: How is it different from other plastic tanks?

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Plastic water storage tanks are quite popular and preferred by a large number of customers nowadays. Penguin Tank manufactures technically advanced plastic water storage tanks at an optimum price that meet international standards. They are one of the leading plastic water tank manufacturers based out of Bengal and meeting demands of customers all over India. It is their zeal to excel and supply quality products to consumers that have made them introduce Maxx foam tanks. It is one of the most unique variety offered by them and has received full support and acceptance from the consumers.

Penguin Maxxfoam tank is a long-awaited result of their research and development effort with some extraordinary features. These tanks work best in extreme weather conditions and therefore can be installed in any state of India. Our nation faces diverse climatic conditions and therefore an ordinary water tank might not work well in the changing climatic conditions. Water quality depends a lot on the weather conditions outside as the tanks are placed on the rooftop of the building. Keeping this challenge in mind, Penguin Tank has introduced Maxxfoam variety.

The main features of Maxxfoam water tanks include the following:

  • There are two types of Maxxfoam variety- Maxxfoam 4 and 5. Maxxfoam 4 has four layers and Maxxfoam 5 has an additional 5th layer.

  • The outermost layer is UV protected outer layer that protects the tank from harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun and prevents algae growth.

  • The middle layer is black. This layer provides extra protection from the UV rays as black is a good conductor of heat and it absorbs maximum light of the sun and keeps the water safe for use.

  • The third and fourth layer is the insulating foam layer 1 in case of Maxx foam 4 and insulating foam layer 1 and 2 in case of Maxxfoam 2 that makes it extra strong and helps to fight a change in climatic conditions.

  • The innermost layer is the food grade inner layer that makes the water safe to be stored in plastic.

The ordinary tanks have limited number of layers which makes them inferior in quality when compared to Maxxfoam tanks. It makes sense to invest in the best quality as it is a one-time investment and remain tension free in future. Let’s buy Maxxfoam plastic water storage tanks from Penguin Tank this time.

Aboveground Water Storage Tanks V/S Underground Water Storage Tanks

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Water storage tank is a basic necessity and we all have it installed in our homes, offices and other establishments. According to your requirement and space available, you decide whether to install an above-ground or an underground tank. By evaluating certain factors, you can determine which type is best for your property. Here we present to you some comparisons that you should consider before deciding to buy one of your choice and requirement.

Cost

Cost is the foremost consideration when selecting a water tank. An underground tank installation involves more cost than an above-ground, nearly three times the cost of the latter. Some additional protective equipment is required to prevent corrosion and possible groundwater contamination. Therefore, installing an above-ground water tank is economical than an underground tank.

Maintenance

Maintaining an above-ground water tank is generally easier than an underground tank. The anti-corrosion component in an underground tank requires regular testing and inspection. Therefore, the cost of maintenance is more in case of the underground.

Appearance

Water storage tanks nowadays not only serve the purpose of storage but also act as an aesthetic appeal. The water tank now comes in trendy colours and a variety of designs. Although an underground tank does not have any significance in this case. On the other hand, an above-ground tank can definitely enhance your property’s aesthetic appeal.

Extreme Temperature

An underground tank is better suited to handling extreme temperatures outside. These tanks do not have to face the extreme climatic conditions directly whether it’s too hot or too cold outside.

Installation Space

Above-ground tanks take up a lot of space for its installation as compared to the underground ones. Since underground tanks are less visible and therefore require less space.

Security

An above ground tank possess certain security risk than underground tanks. An above-ground tank is highly visible and therefore susceptible to vandalism in high crime areas. Such risks are not applicable to underground tanks.

Floating Issues

An underground tank often faces floating issues. This situation is not applicable in case of above-ground tanks. However, installing an underground tank on a concrete slab can minimise the floating risk.

In addition, last but not the least, an above-ground water tank may be considered an eyesore to some or an informative demonstration to others. It can also be used to educate on the importance of rainwater harvesting and water conservation to others.

Some Useful Tips on Preventing Pipe Bursting

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Pipes are one of the main important accessories of water fitting system. Apart from regular maintenance of a water storage tank, the other connections also need attention on a regular basis. One of them is water pipes. After all, it is water pipes only through which the water gets distributed to different places of the property. There are many instances we come across about the bursting of water pipes. It is an uncalled and unwanted experience which nobody wants to deal with as it causes a big damage and creates a large mess. Why does it happen? Bursting of pipes mainly occur due to the cold weather outside. It is more frequently seen in cold regions than hot ones. Therefore, it won’t be wrong to say that cold weather is the culprit behind pipe bursting. Let us see how. Continue reading “Some Useful Tips on Preventing Pipe Bursting”

Why is Water so Essential to Life?

Water is a natural resource that is found everywhere on Earth. Life exists because water is present. The main reason lies in the fact that two third of the earth’s surface is covered by water and 75% of the human body consists water. It is important to water plants to get oxygen for the survival of the mankind. Can we really imagine earth without water? The answer is No. Earth without water would be lifeless, dead, and collapsed into dust, sand, clay or rock. Water not only gives life but creates it too. It is essential for plants, animals, and human beings. There are many important domestic uses of water apart from drinking such as cooking, washing, watering plants, recreation and so on. The safety and quality of water are equally important. Therefore installing a good quality water storage tank is mandatory. Let us take a look at the other factors for the importance of water for life.

There are many health benefits of using clean water such as it protects the heart, boosts brain cells, helps to lose weight, fights dehydration and fatigue.

It controls the temperature of the earth. It cools the earth when it heats up and warms when it cools down. It balances the outside temperature which is essential otherwise the earth will become extremely hot or extremely cold which will not be fit for survival.

Water is needed for agriculture. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for many farmers on earth. Through agriculture, we get food which is needed to survive. These everyday agricultural foods are produced through the amount of water that they receive. If the plants will not get enough water, they will die. Water is also responsible for photosynthesis that produces oxygen without which we cannot breathe.

Water enables reproduction. A growing life inside the womb of a mother or other animals or birds is carried by water. Without water, the reproductive system will stop and the life will eventually end.

Water enables transportation of both nutrients and wastes. Rain clears everything ( soil, earth surface, air etc ) it passes through and everything smells fresh after a rain. Similarly, it cleanses our body as it passes through the kidneys and we become disease free.

Therefore, value, conserve and take care of water. Do not misuse it and save yourself from destruction. We need water for the rest of our lives.

What are The Advantages of The Rotational Molding Process of Plastic Water Tanks?

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Rotational molding or roto-molding is the method of a plastic manufacturing process that is advantageous in many ways. Rotomoulded plastic water tanks are made from high-quality Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE). The tanks prepared using this method holds a number of advantages and is gaining popularity in the plastic water tank industry rapidly. There are four stages involved in the roto-molding process. They include charging, heating, cooling, and demolding.

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Rotomolding water tanks holds a number of advantages over the other molding processes. Let us see how.

  • The different parts of water tanks are manufactured from just one piece of plastic making it economical, less time consuming and simpler.

  • The rotomolded process is more cost-effective than other processes. It is made using a single mold which can be reused multiple times. This makes large-scale production possible at a lower cost.

  • The tanks are more durable when manufactured using this method as it is made in the single piece. Therefore, there is a less possibility of damage, wear and tear.

  • It is easier to make complicated shapes. Rotomolding process accommodates some complexities such as molded inserts, stiffening ribs and different surface textures.

  • Rotational molding allows a wide range of shapes and designs that are not possible with other materials. In addition, other advantages include uniform wall thickness even the corners and sharp edges.

  • The LLDPE material is made from UV stabilized polyethylene that protects the other tank from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. The UV rays of the sun cause algae to grow in water which is harmful for human use. Again, it is rust and corrosion free which ensures the longer lifespan of the water tank.

  • Rotomoulding process is an environmentally friendly process as plastic is recyclable. The production of these water tanks release no chemicals, gases or dangerous toxins into the atmosphere.

  • Being light in weight, the rotomolded water tanks are easier to transport, install and uninstall.

Therefore, it is clear that roto-molding water tank is a preferred choice at present. So invest in a plastic water storage tank if you need one.

How Can You Connect Multiple Water Storage Tanks Together?

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We can either install a single water storage tank or connect two or more water tanks together for storage purpose. Installing one tank is known to us but how can we install more than one water storage tank and further connect them with each other. We are going to focus on connecting multiple water storage tanks in this blog. Let us begin.

There are two main methods of connecting the tanks with each other.

1. Connecting tanks from the top

In this method, tanks are linked together through the overflow from one tank to another. As the water fills up in the first tank, it overflows into the pipe leading to the inlet of the second tank and so on. The last tank must have an overflow. The opening of the overflow and inlet size should be the same. The first tank should be highest in elevation with each additional tank slightly lower in the series. Make sure to have isolation valve on each tank for a uniform release of water in each tank. Tap all tanks into single connecting pipe below in order to access stored water from all the linked tanks. There are two options to fill the tank in this method.

Open all the valves if you want to fill up all the tanks at the same time. On the other hand, close all valves except the first and open the next in the series if you want to fill tanks individually one after the other. The choice is yours.

2. Connecting tanks at the bottom

In this method, all tanks in the series gets filled and drained at the same level. As water enters the first tank and reaches the pipe link, it flows into the second tank and so on. The biggest advantage of this method is that you only need to tap off water from the first tank or the lowest tank in series. In addition, only one overflow cut is required to do the pipework. The overflow level should be aligned with each other. Make sure to include isolation valves so that if one tank springs a leak, it will not drain all the tanks in the series.

Involve an expert in the process of connecting multiple tanks. One such name is Penguin Tank who will make sure to get your job done at its best.

What Are The Most Common Waterborne Diseases That Can Directly Affect Our Health?

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Waterborne diseases are caused by drinking impure contaminated water. Our water supply is becoming polluted due to harmful chemicals and outside dirt and pollution. Water pollution can affect the mankind directly by consuming or using polluted water. These water pollutants can cause severe illness. Let’s us look at some common illness that is caused due to water pollution.

Cholera

Cholera is the most common illness due to impure water. It causes dehydration, severe diarrhea and upset stomach due to the bacteria that has formed in the water that we use.

Typhoid Fever

Typhoid is also among the most common diseases of water pollution. It is mainly caused by the ingestion of contaminated food and water. People suffering from typhoid will suffer from a headache, loss of appetite and nausea.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is caused due to bacteria and parasites present in water. It causes frequent passage of watery stools that can cause dehydration and sometimes death in children and infants.

Gastric Flu

Gastric flu is mainly caused by calicivirus causing diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, cramps, and fever. It is not only caused by the virus but includes other reasons too. A good personal hygiene is a must to prevent this disorder apart from continuing pure water.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A affects the liver. The common symptoms include abdominal pain, fatigue fever, nausea, jaundice, weight loss, and depression.

Malaria

Malaria is caused by parasites from female mosquitoes. These mosquitoes breed in water and can spread the infection when biting a person. The common symptoms include fever, headache, and shivering.

Lead Poisoning

Water contaminated though lead from old pipes causes lead poisoning. The common symptoms include anemia, high blood pressure, kidney disease, reproductive disorders and nervous system disorders. Change water pipes regularly to prevent this dangerous situation.

Polio

Polio is caused by a viral infection spreading through the fecal-oral route. The common symptoms include weakness followed by paralysis. It mostly affects infants and children.

Eye Infection

Washing eyes or coming in close contact with contaminated water can spread an infection to the eye that can lead to blindness.

HIV/AIDS

Infections from water impact the health of HIV/AIDS patients more often as they have a weaker immune system. It is important to maintain a good hygiene to prevent the infection from an impure water.

Therefore, it is necessary to buy high-quality water tanks for storing water and clean it at regular intervals. This is the best way to stop the growth of algae which is harmful to us.

Read more : How to control the growth of algae in your water storage tank?

Know the important facts about Plastic Water Tanks

Plastic water tank in India is widely used for different household and commercial purposes. There is a common question that we come across for a plastic water tank which is the purity of water. This is quite obvious as we are using water in our daily use for different purposes. There are many advantages of using a plastic water tank which confirms the safety and purity of water in these poly tanks.

Let us take a look at these below

  • Plastic water tanks are stylish and versatile. They are available in different shapes, sizes, colors with different possibilities to install. So many varieties make it possible to select one of your choices. Colored water tanks look trendy and fashionable and enhance the overall look of the entire building from outside.
  • These tanks can be used both under ground and above ground. Therefore, there is no limitation for its use and it’s suitable for multiple uses. The common ones include drinking water, rainwater harvesting and collection, emergency backup for home water storage, fire protection and irrigation.
  • Plastic water tanks are light in weight. Therefore, it becomes easier to move, transport and install these tanks.
  • Poly tanks are cost-effective than others such as metal tanks but highly durable at the same time.
  • These tanks can be recycled at the end of its life cycle. So, it is environment-friendly and keeps the earth clean and green.
  • Poly tanks are strong and can withstand harsh climate conditions whether it’s extremely cold or hot outside.
  • Poly water tanks are made of high-quality LLDPE material and are considered safe for human consumption.
  • The use of Threaded Lids is an additional advantage in these water tanks. Threaded lids are airtight lids which keep the water germ free and safe for drinking purpose.
  • The multi-layered or foam tanks protect the water tank from the harsh UV rays of the sun as these are UV stabilized tanks. UV stabilizers prevent the growth of algae in the tank.

The next time when you are considering to buy a water tank, go with the plastic water tanks. They are 100% safe and water stored in these tanks are pure for human consumption. It becomes easier to make a choice when all the facts are clear about an essential product such as a water tank. Clean and safe water is the key to lead a healthy life.