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Rainwater Cistern Report 2012

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In the spring of 2012 we installed three 500-gallon cisterns on our property. For the recap read Starting with Cisterns and Installing Cisterns. The goal of this project was rain water collection for use outdoors.

In the figure below you can see that our water use is typically low in the winter and rises during the summer months as it stops raining and we draw more water for our extensive gardens (grey bars). Continue reading

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Installing Cisterns

Acquiring Cisterns I did a lot of calculations before deciding on the what and how-many of our cisterns.  I also sought expert advice.  I met Nikola Davidson, the one-woman show that is Earth Systems Northwest, through a mutual friend.  In … Continue reading

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