Buried Tanks Offer Zero Visual Impact

Underground Tank Construction2How do you install tanks with no visual impact?

With more than ten years of experience in rainwater collection system designs and tank installs, RainBank loves a good challenge. The issue at hand was to have the storage systems leave no visual impact for a residence with broad, sweeping landscaping.  The solution: buried tanks.

lowering underground tankThis 5,000 gallon tank needed to be placed on its dug pad 10 feet below the driveway and down an existing rockery. RainBank used a mini excavator to control lowering the tank over the edge and into it’s resting place. With a little landscaping at the top of the rockery, you won’t even see the buried tank.

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The rest of the storage for this potable system consists of four – 1,800 gallon buried tanks in the back yard from which an old swimming pool was excavated and the tanks put in its place.

Buried tanks - after

After the tanks were installed, they were back filled and the yard was restored to a nice lawn area with no tanks visible.



Ken Blair
A rainwater collection systems designer and consultant, Ken has designed and installed residential and commercial systems, primarily in the northwest United States for more than 10 years and, in 2014, began consulting and managing builds in other states. Ken is an accredited ARCSA Professional Designer / Installer and Life Member, the Northwest Regional ARCSA representative and advisor to its education committee and is available to speak about Rainwater Collection Systems design and builds.

Ken is a United States Navy veteran, having served on active duty during the Vietnam War era.

A career entrepreneur, Ken created a new business focus with a commercial dive company in Hawaii in the mid 1980′s to respond to and clean up oil spills, oil spill equipment training, service and maintenance for the oil co-op service industry. Ken is passionate about having a positive impact on the environment and is also a founding director of BANK-ON-RAIN (2011-2014), whose mission is to create grassroots solutions for rainwater collection for consumption and agriculture in developing areas of the planet.

2 thoughts on “Buried Tanks Offer Zero Visual Impact”

  1. I never thought about this before, but it was very interesting to read. Thank you for sharing, awesome post and very informative.

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