Water Storage Tanks

Below are the currently available rain and drinking water storage tanks. Here's a little story about why we don't recommend using retired wine or whiskey barrels for water storage: Wine and whiskey barrels are made without any gaskets, sealers, or removable lids. When used in the winery or distillery the wine or whiskey swells the wood, causing the barrel to seal. When the barrel is empty the wood dries out, shrinks, and after some time the barrel is no longer sealed. When wineries have empty barrels that they plan to reuse, or sell for reuse, they maintain a hydration program for those barrels to keep them clean and sealed. However, nearly every used barrel that you will find for sale in Arizona, unless they happen to be maintained and marketed as certified for refill, or refillable, is considered a furniture grade barrel that has not had its hydration maintained. There is really no way that someone can guarantee you that furniture grade barrels won’t leak. In fact, some wine and whiskey barrels leak while they’re still in service at the winery or distillery which is why cooperage supply stores sell a host of items such as spiles and wedges to deal with leaky barrels. Is it possible to rehydrate a dry barrel and have it not leak? Of course. You may get lucky or you may have a hydrated barrel that leaks the same or worse than when it was full of whiskey or wine. And if you do get lucky and have a barrel that doesn’t leak, you’ll need to maintain that hydration indefinitely, meaning that you can’t leave your barrel sit empty when monsoon season ends. In my opinion there’s just too much chance that you won’t be happy with the long term results of using a retired wine or whiskey barrel for water storage so that’s why I don’t recommend it.
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