4. Create cover.
a. Roll out and cut insulation sheeting to form a 12-foot x 12-foot cover.
b. Overlap raw edges of sheeting about 1-inch before taping.
Using foil tape, secure pieces of sheeting together along the entire seam.
d. Flip cover blanket over and secure seams with foil tape.
5. Cover water tank.
a. Place the 12-foot x 12-foot blanket (3) on top of the 3,000-gallon water tank. Center blanket.
b. Using foil tape, first secure the corners of the blanket (3) to the insulation previously applied.
Secure the remaining portions of the insulation blanket (3) by folding the sheeting flaps. Fold flaps
(1) Starting with the right flap, with left hand, pull the corner out while sliding right hand (on top of
the insulation) towards the center arc of the flap.
(2) While still holding the insulation with left hand, remove right hand from under insulation, grasp
insulation with right hand and reinforce crease with left hand.
(3) Secure folded flap with generous amounts of foil tape. Ensure flaps are secured to ensure
proper insulation of water tank. Ensure seams are secured to ensure proper insulation of
(4) Repeat process around entire water tank until all flaps of insulation sheeting are folded and
secured. Hand positions may change, however, the process will remain the same.
d. Inspect insulated water tank and, using foil tape, seal all remaining seams to ensure proper
insulation of the water tank.
e. Obtain a 20-foot x 20-foot tarp of dark color and cover the insulated water tank.
Tuck excess tarp under water tank edge and use sandbags to secure the tarp.