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Storage drinking water and rainwater, how to fight drought


Summer comes and, as every year, the problem of drought appears. Even in 2021 we will unfortunately have to deal with a widespread shortage of water, a phenomenon that increasingly characterizes different areas of the world. Climate change is at the heart of everything: global warming, increased land consumption, deforestation, emissions of polluting gases and environmentally un-friendly lifestyles... The reasons are many, the consequence is one: the scarcity of rainfalls and, indeed, of water.
Only in recent weeks, in fact, there have been different problematic situations that have emerged in various continents. In California, for example, the rainfall of the rainiest season was almost halved and for this reason, as the Los Angeles Times newspaper writes, the California Department of Water Resources has already announced that plans to meet only 5% of the water demand received for residential and agricultural uses.
Africa is no better: the newspaper The Guardian states that Madagascar is experiencing the worst drought period of the last 40 years. According to the World Food Programme, 1400 people are literally starving and more than one million people are in a state of food insecurity. Moving to the Middle East, according to Asianews, Jordan needs about 1.3 billion cubic meters of water per year, but the quantities available today are between 850 and 900 million cubic meters. In addition, the reserves of the three drinking water dams reached a critical level of 41 million m3, to one third of their capacity.
The worst of all is perhaps Mexico, where, NASA assures,
«almost 85% of the country is facing drought conditions from April 15, 2021. The large water basins throughout the country are at exceptionally low levels, putting a strain on water resources to drink, cultivate and irrigate.
The mayor of Mexico City called it the worst drought in the last 30 years for the city» involving over 10 million people. And not even Italy is doing better in this regard: the newspaper Corriere della sera, in fact, notes that there are 5 billion cubic meters of water missing compared to 50 years ago, as pointed out by the National Association of Land management and Protection Consortia. Agriculture, consumes over 50% of available water resources, is the most affected sector.
I mean, there’s no peace. Better to say, there is no water, and the supply difficulties fall not only on the plants that have to collect the water destined to the territory, transforming it also into drinking water, but also directly on the agricultural farms, which run the risk of being deprived of the basic element for land irrigation.
In view of this situation, it is essential to have a liquid storage system, to ensure the continuity of water supply avoid unsustainable situation in drought periods, especially during summer. A valid solution to overcome this problem comes from Emiliana Serbatoi. In fact, the Italian company’s catalogue includes a wide range of polyethylene tanks suitable for the storage of food and drinking water - certified for this use - and for the collection of rainwater.
The technical characteristics give to these high-quality plastic tanks an exceptional resistance also to temperature changes, as well as to Uv rays, and the absolute non transparency, being mass-color by extrusion, makes them impenetrable from algae maintaining the integrity of the product contained.
Light and easy to handle, the water tanks by Emiliana Serbatoi are free of critical points, welding and structural tension. Easily washable with normal detergents thanks to the internal surfaces perfectly polished, they offer a high resistance to ageing. Made in above-ground or underground version, ES tanks are available in several capacities, from a minimum of 100 litres to a maximum of 50.000 litres.

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