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Tire Tank FAQs

  1. Are Tire Tanks safe for livestock to drink out of? Yes, they are just made of rubber. They have been used for livestock for over 30 years with no ill effects. The federal government approves of their use through cost-share funding. Most OTR tires that we use never had any chemical fluid in them. However, it is always a good idea to rinse out the tires before installing them.

  2. How do you seal the hole (bottom rimhole)? The quick answer is with concrete, bentonite (drilling mud), or plate steel. For details go to Setting the Tank.

  3. What are other uses of Tire Tanks? Tire Tanks are used as feeders for livestock, landscaping ponds and water features, aquaculture (raising fish and shrimp), raising waterfowl, and as raised planting beds.  If you know of other uses let us know, we'd love to hear about it.

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