Short answer : Water Storage Tank.
I know what you're thinking: "you sell tanks, so of course you would say that" - but allow us to explain why.
To dig a well, the upfront cost is very expensive. A lot of factors go into the cost, (the depth, the location, the terrain, the amount of plumbing to get water to your house, etc) and these expenses could add up to near or more of $50,000!
Then you have to worry about the possibility of your well going dry and having no water. We have seen this a lot over the span of 15 years - then you are buying a tank anyways, on top of being out $50,000. So save the money upfront, purchase a water tank with the necessary components needed at the fraction of the cost, and take what you saved, and go buy a nice hat.
Rainwater harvesting is the accumulation and deposition of rainwater for reuse on-site, rather than allowing it to run off. Rainwater can be harvested and stored for many uses including landscape irrigation, potable and non-potable indoor use. Harvested rainwater can be particularly useful when no other source of water supply is available, or if the available supply is inadequate or of poor quality.
This is more of a personal preference type of thing. However, assuming you will be collecting rain from a gutter to catch run-off from your roof - keep in mind that 1" rain, on a 1000 sq. foot roof, gets you 623 gallons!
The average amount you can collect annually here in The Valley, is 8,000 to 10,000 gallons.
Although a 55 gallon barrel is a nice thought, you are severely selling yourself short on how much water you can collect!
All tanks are molded with UV Stabilizers. This means, they will not degrade in the sun and are built to last in the elements.
The color is mainly just preference.
The ONLY difference would be the white colored tanks. Although they are UV stabilized, they do not stop light from getting to the water. This is important if you plan on living out of the tank, or storing for long periods of time.
Algae grows by photosynthesis. For this it relies on sunlight and nutrients, such as phosphorus and nitrogen. Blocking the light keeps algae growth to a minimum.
All of our Water Tanks are brand new and are molded with HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) - which makes them "food grade" and suitable for drinking.
Our Barrels and IBC Totes are used / reconditioned containers. Although they are made of the same HDPE plastic, what was stored in them is what causes it to remain "food grade" or causes it to then become "non-food grade."
The FOOD GRADE quality, had food products in them (flavorings, extracts, etc) and were ONLY ever used for that purpose.
NON-FOOD GRADE is always "non-food" products (oils, lubricants, cleaners, etc)
So if you plan on using the container for anything living (water for plants, animals, yourself - or storing food, etc) you need FOOD GRADE.
All of our IBC Totes, and Barrels are cleaned by us. Most of them are already triple rinsed before we even get them.
We help customers all the time design their setups. Most tank to house configurations are similar but none the same. We also assist with trailer mounts, when it comes to setting up a sprayer, or mounting a tank.
We deliver all over the state of Arizona. Cost is based off the distance we must travel, as well as the severity of the load.
We do not hold anything without payment. Meaning, if you do not pay for your item, IN FULL - we are not holding it.
This helps our business run consistently and causes less confusion, and saves us from taking the negative side of things if someone decides to back out.
We ask that you come and get your items - or pay us to deliver them - within 7 days from when you purchased it.
We try to be accommodating for certain circumstances (those who will buy a tank because its the last one in stock, and do not want to risk having to wait for another load - some people need to make arrangements, etc) but we are limited on space - so we need to regain the space to replenish inventory.
We accept Cash, MasterCard, Visa and Discover, Google and Apple Pay.