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Cisterna safety
Jan 4th, 2018 at 1:52pm
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Hi there,I have two cisterna's on my property,one is filled via rainwater and the other probably from delivery I would guess,the land and I'm guessing the cisterna's haven't been used for at least 5 years so how safe is the water to use?would it be better to pump them out,clean them and start again?or could I drop some chemicals in to make the water safe?? Just for washing etc obviously not drinking?
I'm in the UK untill March but will be looking to getting a shower up n running whilst there!!
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Reply #1 - Jan 4th, 2018 at 2:36pm
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You'll be surprised how many dead rats snakes an every thing else you can imagine are at the bottom,best to pump out clean an mesh all holes,mike
  
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Re: Cisterna safety
Reply #2 - Jan 4th, 2018 at 2:42pm
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Cheers Mike 👍
  
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Reply #3 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 3:33pm
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Not a bad idea to put 5 litres of bleach into the water. The chlorine gasses off on in a few days.
  
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Re: Cisterna safety
Reply #4 - Jan 18th, 2018 at 6:34pm
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Would the water be ok to pump on the land after that?
  
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Reply #5 - Jan 19th, 2018 at 10:36am
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Yes, the chlorine disperses quite quickly just like from a swimming pool and is pretty dilute in the first place.
  
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Re: Cisterna safety
Reply #6 - Jan 20th, 2018 at 6:49pm
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Ok thanks,any particular type of bleach?
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Re: Cisterna safety
Reply #7 - Jan 21st, 2018 at 2:05pm
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Most bleach now is OK for drinking water treatment. It says so on the bottle, 'agua potable'.
  
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