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  • Found my cistern

    When i was at the closing for this house the son of the owner said there was a cistern next to my well . well today i was close enough to here the water going into it .It is a 4 ft round by 15 ft deep and there is a 1" Polly pipe going into it but i did not know where that pipe came from .
    So i took off the cap to the well pipe and there was water in the pipe . the house connection is down about 4 ft then there is another fitting the same as the house fitting but nothing hooked up to it in the well pipe . so when the pump came on the water in the well pipe would drop and not overflow into the cistern . When the pump stopped the water would come up and go into the cistern .
    There is about 5ft of water in it now ,im going to use this water to fill my pond next summer .
    The level that the water overflows in the well pipe is about 6 ft higher then the pond so i should run 600 ft of pipe to the pond and just let it flow into the pond .
    Charlie

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    Re: Found my cistern

    glad you found it, make sure the top of the cistern is good, so it does not cave in on you, or fence it off,
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      Re: Found my cistern

      it is 4 concrete rings with a cover on it then a smaller concrete cover . I will keep it clear because it was covered with dirt and roots .
      i will keep it safe
      Charlie

      My seek the peek fundraiser page
      http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


      http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

      new work pictures 12/09
      http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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