corrugated tank, one size for everything?  One of four rainwater cisterns at the Denton County Government Center, TX - "Harvesting rainwater is an old idea that is gaining popularity in Texas, where our growing population and frequent drought make it important to use our water resources efficiently"

corrugated tank, one size for everything? One of four rainwater cisterns at the Denton County Government Center, TX - "Harvesting rainwater is an old idea that is gaining popularity in Texas, where our growing population and frequent drought make it important to use our water resources efficiently"

Rainwater cistern.  Hope to have one above grade and one below acting as the overflow.  The galvanized tank give a nice asthetic.

Rainwater cistern. Hope to have one above grade and one below acting as the overflow. The galvanized tank give a nice asthetic.

RainXchange: Modular Underground Rainwater Cistern — Green Architect

RainXchange: Modular Underground Rainwater Cistern

RainXchange: Modular Underground Rainwater Cistern — Green Architect

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 -Building Our 3,000 Gallon Western Red Cedar Rainwater Cistern = Here in north Texas we experience frequent dry conditions in the summer.  We built a rainwater collection cistern out of western red cedar and use the collected water for irrigating our trees and landscaping.  The cistern holds 3000 gallons of water and is approximately 8 feet tall (not including roof height) and 8 feet in diameter.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 -Building Our 3,000 Gallon Western Red Cedar Rainwater Cistern = Here in north Texas we experience frequent dry conditions in the summer. We built a rainwater collection cistern out of western red cedar and use the collected water for irrigating our trees and landscaping. The cistern holds 3000 gallons of water and is approximately 8 feet tall (not including roof height) and 8 feet in diameter.

Conserve Water with a rainwater cistern tank and gravity watering system. Read about it in the Homesteading and Livestock Blog from MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

Conserving Water with a Rainwater Cistern Tank and Gravity Watering System - Homesteading and Livestock Blog

Conserve Water with a rainwater cistern tank and gravity watering system. Read about it in the Homesteading and Livestock Blog from MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

Old Ways Handy Farm Devices - Cobleigh - chapter 3b  Perhaps something like this can be rigged to keep rainwater cistern clean

Old Ways Handy Farm Devices - Cobleigh - chapter 3b Perhaps something like this can be rigged to keep rainwater cistern clean

An inch of rain puts about 600 gallons of water atop a 1,000-square-foot house. Rain gutters capture it; from a downspout, you can direct it into a cistern to help water your garden.

How to save water on a rainy day

An inch of rain puts about 600 gallons of water atop a 1,000-square-foot house. Rain gutters capture it; from a downspout, you can direct it into a cistern to help water your garden.

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