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Old 05-10-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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hello all,i have a cisern about 20 ft deep and 5 ft round and needing to pump it to my home approx. 175 ft away.i know i want to go with a submersible pump and i have found one to do the job but my problem is i dont know what else its going to take to get the water to my plumbing system.im thinking i will need some sort of check valve to keep the water from going back down but i think the pump has one built in and a pressure tank or holding tank for the water so that it gets pressurized and delivers to my plumbing system and a switch for the pump to make it shutoff at a certain psi but im not sure but i think the pump has this also.Any diagrams or suggestions to help me out would be greatly appreciated.thanks

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try one of these links
http://inspectapedia.com/water/Well_...ubmersible.htm
http://inspectapedia.com/water/pumprepair.htm

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I would say that anyone who installs well pump systems would be able to install this system for you.

It may be difficult to keep water in a cistern pure and clean, thus cisterns are used more for irrigation (lawns, gardens) as opposed to home water supply. If you have a well you might be advised to connect that directly to t he household system, skipping the cistern.

The system, pressure tank and all, would be the same as for a regular well pump system.
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cisterns are used more for irrigation (lawns, gardens) as opposed to home water supply.
I have to disagree here. We have countless cisterns feeding homes in our area. Most do require some sort of water treatment system, many are running without treatment, but regardless, if you haven't done so already, get a water sample from your cistern and make sure that you know what treatments are needed before installing your pump system.
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Also I forgot to mention : A flow test would also be a good idea so that you can get an idea of the recovery of your cistern if you haven't done that yet. Many cisterns are low recovery.
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