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  1. Plumbing
    Our house was built in 1888. Originally, the house had a cistern well that collected water from all the downspouts. The downspouts have long been disconnected, but the clay pipes that once connected to the downspouts are buried and broken in the ground. When indoor plumbing came about 80ish...
  2. Plumbing
    I inherited a house last year in the mountains that only has one water source, a buried concrete cistern. For almost a year now the cistern has been using a submersible pump that turns off and on depending on if water is getting used up in the house or not. A few nights ago the...
  3. Building & Construction
    Has anyone demo-ed and filled in a cistern? I have one in my backyard that has been capped with cement. What did you fill it with? And why do it? Thanks.
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