The Cistern Is FULL

StoneH

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For the last hour or so the cistern overflow has been doing its job. 42,000 gallons of rain water in our “basement” and we love it. A year of basically free water. It is a beautiful thing
How does that work? Rain gutter collection to the "basement"?
 

Kingpin

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I didn't say cistern, Clark.
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stxrus

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That is awesome man! Congrats!!! What's the lowest you've ever seen it?
We’ve run dry maybe 2-3 times. That was before I started checking it on a regular basis. I’ll order water at between 10,000-12,000 gallons just to be safe
The last 1,000 or so gallons is below the foot valve so we can’t get to it.
 

dkmw

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I’ve stayed in several homes on various Bahamian islands that used cisterns for water supply. It’s a very efficient, and common, way to capture and utilize water. One place did have a little bit of a froggy smell to the water lol, but that’s likely because their filter system wasn’t up to par. Didn’t kill any of us, so we didn’t really care:)
 




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