Can I use an IBC tank for drinking water?
IBC tanks can be used to safely store drinking water as well as rainwater. They’re perfect for storing large quantities for personal use or for other uses.
Can IBC totes be used for potable water?
IBC totes are great for storing large amounts of potable water. Their stackable design means they occupy a smaller footprint than 55-gallon barrels while also holding considerably more water. Most also have the advantage of coming with a built-in spout to easily dispense the stored water.
What is the best container to collect rainwater?
Our answer: the most suitable, least expensive rainwater containers are recycled plastic barrels. While any container that can safely hold water may be used, the containers that work best are closed units such as a closed-top recycled barrel or an open-top barrel that has a full-sealing removable lid.
How long can you store water in IBC?
HOW LONG CAN YOU SAFELY STORE WATER? Water can be stored safely for a long period of time in an IBC water tank, but it needs to be rotated at least every six months. Water can become toxic if left in plastic too long, so for safety reasons you need to keep it fresh where possible.
Are IBC tanks food grade?
IBCs are called “food-grade,” but this doesn’t mean that they are built to only store food. Because food-grade materials are non-reactive, it makes them well-suited to hold chemical, flammable, or otherwise hazardous materials as well. Some non-food uses of food-grade IBC totes include: Pharmaceuticals.
How long is water good for in IBC tote?
Commercially packaged water can be stored for about 5 years; home filled stored water should be changed annually. Stored water will go flat but can be aerated prior to consumption by pouring it between two containers a few times.
What do I do with my old IBC?
9 Versatile Uses for IBC Totes on a Small Farm or Homestead
- Can You Reuse IBC Totes? IBC totes can be reused if they are in good condition and were not previously being used to store hazardous materials.
- Rainwater Collection.
- Livestock Waterer.
- Rabbit Hutch.
- Duck Pond.
- Calf Hutch.
What color is best for rain barrel?
Eliminate sunlight: To help prevent the growth of algae on the inside of the tank, paint light colored plastic rain barrels with a dark color.
What color should a rain barrel be?
Rain Barrel is a deep, neutral, golden beige with an almond undertone. It is a perfect paint color for a sophisticated accent wall. Pair it with deep rusts and touches of hunter green.