Rainwater Storage Bladders

Rainwater bladder storage tank

Pictured is a large 100,000 gallons water bladder built to collect rainwater at a chicken farm in Alabama. The plan was to reduce the use of municipal water and reduce costs through the use of rainwater collection. The farmer was able to reduce water costs. According to the University study: “If they are using water from a municipal water system, a four house farm has a water bill that could be as high as $22 thousand annually,” said Simpson, who is also the associate director of Auburn University’s National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC). “That is a direct, out-of-pocket expense to growers.”

For additional information check out the article titled: Rainwater Harvesting Could Revolutionize Poultry Industry

The water bladder was manufactured by Ready Containment with four each eight-inch NPT flanges to allow for the flow into the bladder. We offer custom flexible solutions to water, vapor, and fuel storage. Call Ready Containment at 941-739-9486 or Contact us:

Additionally, Ready Containment also manufactures large fuel and water bladders for the military and a variety of spill containment berm.

Rainwater Collection System

Installation of the large gutter, downspout, and leaf diverter is the first step in the collection of rainwater. Ask yourself how will I collect the rainwater


Eight-inch PVC piping is installed Below grade to carry the water from the chicken coop to the storage bladder.

100K Rainwater Bladder Tank

One hundred thousand gallon water bladder fenced off with a pump house to move water to the chicken coops.

Water Bladder Over Fill preventers

Each eight-inch lateral line is piped to overfill preventers before entering the water bladder.

Rainwater Collection

Water Bladder is installed downhill from the chicken coops to allow gravity to completely fill the bladders and not back up the downspouts.

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