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

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Here in California water has a topic of conversation wherever we go. Creeks and ponds dried up (some we think might never recover) and the water table dropped, forcing a few neighbors to have their well pumps lowered or to even have deeper wells drilled. Many folks have shared memories of rain barrels, cisterns, hand pumps and drawing water with a well bucket as a child, usually on grandpa and grandma’s farm. Some said they’d never want to rely again on those old-time methods of getting…

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Using rainwater for toilets, washing machines, and gardening is a great way to cut down on water bills!

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Gravity, Stone and Water. A spiral staircase cistern design holds 10,000 gallons designed & built by Thea the owner. Permaculture

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