Resotec Water also pushes its agenda in the Water field by constructing reinforced concrete water reservoirs. These are used to store clean water for release on demand. Resotec Water’s Reservoirs are usually made of concrete reinforced with steel bars or steel mesh, while some companies prefer to use low-cost construction techniques that use bamboo or other materials to reinforce the concrete. The reservoirs may also be made of masonry, or Ferro cement. Chemical additives are often mixed with the concrete to make it more impermeable to water. Reinforced concrete reservoirs are built at the site on a solid foundation. To protect the water from contamination, the reservoir is covered with a roof, usually made of reinforced concrete.
To briefly put into context the advantages, such reservoirs are versatile, quick to construct and exceptionally cost effective. They are highly resistant to weathering, corrosion and chemical attacks and have a very long life expectancy.
In addition to these Resotec Water also offers elevated steel reservoirs. An elevated steel reservoir stores clean water in a steel tank on a raised stand or tower. The elevation of the tank provides the water pressure to all points in the pressure zone of the distribution system. Tanks may be cylindrical, rectangular or any other convenient shape. For communal needs, elevated steel tanks are often constructed from factory-made galvanized steel elements bolted or welded together. However, even with galvanization, steel tanks are generally more sensitive to corrosion than concrete reservoirs. On the other hand, steel tanks can be built faster and the cost of transporting the material is generally lower, especially when concrete aggregates are not locally produced.
Benefits of such storage methods include Safety. An elevated tank is more difficult to reach. This prevents someone from contaminating the water supply. It also prevents hazardous spills from seeping into the tank through the ground. Water is a resource, so suspending the water above the ground also reduces the risk of accidental puncture by a car, truck or other force, which is more likely to occur on the ground.
Resotec Water supplies/constructs these as a means to combat water shortages in areas of crisis or as a lasting water storage & supply system in certain places.