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cistern

A container for the collection of rainwater. Many historic homes had gutters and downspouts that routed all water into a cistern beneath the house to be used as a water source for cooking,cleaning,and in the event of fire.

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I am not recommending that readers use the water from their rain filled cistern without filtering and purification, but on the other hand I think we sometimes worry unnecessarily about bacteria.
Thirty-two of the gas condensate-laden cisterns erupted into a blaze that took more than 300 rescue workers to extinguish, the Emergency Situations Ministry said in a statement.
Strategically positioned below Shamsan Mountain in order to capture runoff rain water from the mountain, the cisterns are no longer used to provide a water supply.
A total of 11 people were injured in a fire and consequent explosions, which occurred in a train composition of propane-filled gas cisterns near the village of Ezerovo, close to the Black Sea city of Varna, on August 14.
There are seven underground cisterns at the plant site, but three were found to be leaking in April.
Geberit head of Gulf region managing director Stefan Schmied unveils the new Geberit Sigma Concealed Cistern with new shape Sigma50 Flush Plate
DIGS at the ancient site of Kourion (Curium) have started revealing an early Byzantine cityscape with mosaic floors and signs of a cistern, the department of antiquities said yesterday following the completion of the first season of an excavation project.
France also condemned the Israeli destruction of two French-financed water cisterns on Monday in the Hebron area that were supposed to be used for the development of the Palestinian communities in the area.
One of the first signs of the problem is water dripping from the overflow pipe coming from the cistern.
In this case the shape is a toilet cistern but this could also be wall- mounted showers, sink pedestals etc.
The Basilica Cistern, also known as the "Sunken Palace" or "Sunken Cistern", is the largest of numerous ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.