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Putting a liner in your cistern, whether you install it during initial construction or years later, will make maintenance easier for the lifespan of the structure.
Like many other ponds and tanks designed to store water, cisterns rely on a complex fit of plumbing connections and pumps to both fill the storage area and empty it when needed.
It’s easy to assume that a brand-new fiberglass tank, or freshly excavated pond, will hold water perfectly from day one.
Once you’ve decided you want to restore an existing cistern rather than building a new one, you need to choose the right lining product.
Finding a buried or above-ground cistern can be surprising and somewhat dismaying for home and business owners.
Underground cavities, in-ground ponds, and above-ground ponds all qualify as cisterns if they’re used for holding rainwater or fresh water.
Cisterns are used for both potable and non-potable purposes. Potable is another term for water that is clean and sanitary enough to drink.
With such a long history of use, many people assume that cisterns are an old-fashioned design only used as tourist attractions in Roman ruins.