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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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Compared to traditional cisterns, using Encore would save the average 311-bed Mena hotel 7.
Sally Willis, of Fantastic Media, said: "Although not your typical product to market, we are thrilled with the branding and website design for Encore Cisterns.
Recent literature describe the use of ultrasonography for estimating the size of udder cisterns in recent domestic species.
Showcasing its solutions at the Hotel Show in Dubai - Encore claims that it's cisterns are the world's first that use condensate from air conditioning units to flush the toilet - it would save an additional 13,140 litres of water per room annually compared to using a conventional cistern.
The UK-based company said the 541 hotels that are being planned for the Middle East could save more than two billion litres of water every year if they install its cisterns.
Steve Tuckwell, WRAS technical advisor, said: "The water industry has investigated multiple incidents in recent months where water from toilet cisterns has been siphoned back into customers' plumbing systems because the WC float valve and flushing device were wrongly adjusted.
Amnesty International stated in 2008, Israeli soldiers demolished nine rainwater harvesting cisterns north-west of Hebron.
To the best of my knowledge, all homes built on the island have cisterns under them.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Nearly half of a Russian freight train's 65 cisterns carrying natural gas through the central Kirov Region exploded around 4:30 a.
NNA - Nearly half of a Russian freight trainA's 65 cisterns carrying natural gas through the central Kirov Region exploded around 4:30 a.
Six petrol cisterns got off the rail and exploded on the railroad haul Dalarik-Karakert, Armavir region, Armenia, on
Now, not only are new cisterns rare, most municipalities do not have standard policies in place for how to deal with new homes whose owners would like to install them.