EZ-BULK Liquid Tote Containers

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can corrugated disposable totes be used for water collection?

Corrugated disposable totes can hold and transport water for certain applications in place of water barrels for the purpose of water collection. The disposable totes can only be used for non-drinking water uses and it is up to the user to make sure it is for a suitable application of where and how the water collection will take place.  A bigger capacity corrugated disposable tote makes this a possible alternative to water barrels.  Ease of filling and a larger size allows for greater flexibility compared to water barrels used for water collection.  If a drinking water application is needed then a specialty inner liner is required.  Many water collection uses can be achieved as shown below, Contact Paper Systems for further details.  

Corrugated Disposable Totes Stacked in a Warehouse

  1. BATHING AND LAUNDRY

Washing clothes accounts for about 22 percent of indoor water use in the United States. Showers take 17 percent, and baths 2 percent. If you did rain water collection for all of these, you could reduce your municipal water use by over 40 percent. Depending on how clean you want your washing water, you could use either treated or untreated rain water.

  1. FLUSHING TOILETS

This is another huge use for water collection. Toilets use almost 27 percent of water in your home. To use collected rain water instead, try keeping a bucket of it next to your toilet. When you need to flush, pour the rain water straight into the bowl of the toilet. This will automatically flush your toilet. Make sure your bucket can hold the amount of your toilet’s tank. For instance, if you have a toilet with a 6 gallon tank, use at least a 6 gallon bucket of water.

  1. WATERING LAWNS, GARDENS AND HOUSEPLANTS

Rain water is naturally designed to water plants, and it can easily be used for your indoor and outdoor gardens. You can use your rain water collection efforts in watering cans to water plants by hand. You can also attach any rainwater storage tanks directly to an automatic irrigation system.

Passive systems to conserve and collect water in your soil are also helpful. Plant garden beds along the edges of your driveway, or at the bottom of a hill, to take advantage of water’s natural movement. Also, try planting a rain garden at the ends of your eaves to catch any excess runoff.

  1. COMPOSTING

Water is essential for proper decomposition of your compost pile. Make sure you water your compost with the rest of your garden. Rain water collection is also good for compost tea. 

  1. WATER FOR WILDLIFE, PETS OR LIVESTOCK

You can use recycled rain water for birdbaths, troughs, or other containers for wildlife to visit. Rain water collection is also typically safe for pets or livestock to drink or wash in, especially if you have a method to collect clean rainwater directly.

  1. OUTDOOR PONDS AND WATER FEATURES

Rain water can be filtered for use in fountains or other water features with pumps that could get clogged. Otherwise, you can fill outdoor ponds and pools with any type of collected rain water.

  1. WASHING VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT

Washing outdoor items is another excellent use for untreated rain water. Cars, garden tools, lawnmowers, tractors and even the driveway and sides of your house are all perfect candidates.

  1. FIRE PROTECTION

A rain water catchment system with a large storage tank could give you some extra protection if you live in an area prone to wildfires. Make sure you also install a good pump so you can access the water quickly if needed.

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