Flowtite Water Storage Tank
Containment Solutions pioneered a technology in 1965 to manufacture the first fiberglass petroleum storage tank. Originally our tanks were designed for the safe storage of petroleum and other combustible materials. In fact, our design work resulted in the UL 1316 standard which governs fiberglass tank manufacturing for petroleum tanks. More than 40 years and 300,000 tank installations later, we continue to improve upon those processes utilizing today’s automation to develop new applications and products. We applied the same manufacturing expertise and ambition to the water industry when we introduced the Flowtite® line of water storage tank. Flowtite water storage tanks are designed to meet AWWA D120, NFPA 22, NSF 61 and IAPMO standards for water/waste water storage tank.
Water management is a significant component of the LEED® program. Underground fiberglass water storage tank can apply to several LEED categories. Flowtite water storage tank contribute to satisfying multiple credits of the LEED Green Building Rating System. Flowtite tanks can store waste water, gray water, rain water, storm water, even potable drinking water. Tanks can be fitted with filtering components to separate oil and other contaminants so the water collected can be reused for landscaping and other applications.
Effective designs depend upon reliable materials, and no green building material is as green as fiberglass. The EPA states that fiberglass is truly environmentally friendly based on product longevity and embodied energy, as well as limited use of resources and low pollution levels emitted during the manufacturing process. Fiberglass is made from silica sand, an abundant natural resource that is readily available almost everywhere. More importantly because fiberglass will never rust, corrode or degrade; the material extends product life and reduces life cycle costs. These attributes are critical when creating a sustainable product. CSI fiberglass water storage tank can contribute to National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credit programs.