Water storage doesn’t always require permanent tanks

When undertaking to save water from rain from the heavens and the roof runoffs of your house, one does not always want to erect permanent structures and put in place full-time tanks to capture the water, which would have otherwise been wasted. Budget and space constraints can often see people doing nothing at all, but there are other options to help find a balance between low cost, economy of area and the need to do what we can to not waste the previous resource of water. While there are several factors at play, here are just a few to think about when contemplating – and hoping following through – with doing this.

If not a permanent structure with a hard shell like a cylindrical tank in your back or front yard, then something like a temporary water storage bladder would probably do the trick for your and the others that live in your home. Easily bought, comfortably stored, straightforward to put in place and quite easy to transport, this sort of bladder is the ideal way for those of you out there who want to commit, but can’t go all the way or don’t always have the means and capacity to go the whole proverbial hog.


Like a water bed, at a bit of a stretch, the bladder can be filled up and used again and again and again, hence its durability and design to accommodate adaptability to budget. If not in use, it can be folded up and stored away in a space small enough to not take on other things but big enough to allow for other items to be put alongside it.


As shallow as it might sound, sometimes the colour of the storage container can have a big say in why or if we use it. Thankfully, many hues have been taken into consideration so as not to conflict but rather complement the rest of its surroundings. While green or blue might be the most obvious choices for some, demand has also required brown, black, white and other darker and lighter colours according to specification. While these sorts of stipulations are trivial to some, they are very important to others, and should never get in the way of the big picture, which is to save water.

Length and width

Although it can folded up to much smaller sizes when not in use, considering and taking into several accounts the width, length and even the depth of such storage bladders is of major significance. Basically, the bigger you can go the better it is for all concerned. The more you can store, means the more you can repurpose or transport to other areas in greater need of water. It will take time to think about the dimensions in relations to the needs, but once established there are all sorts of lines and lengths and deep lengths that can be implemented. They won’t be too heavy to pick up and transport either, because – to a degree and depending on the surface below them – can be pulled and dragged for ease of use and access. Convenience is key, of course, and the bladders are indeed convenient.

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