December 13, 2019

Have an old cistern? Suspecting that it may be leaking somewhere? While there are no easy methods to finding leaks, here are some tricks we've learned over the years:

1) Start by ensuring that the leak is coming from the cistern and not, say, your plumbing or an undergr...

July 24, 2019

For several years, we carried the Grundfos SBA 3-45-AW automatic cistern pump. We've used many different pumps made by Grundfos over the years, and they are known to make quality, innovative products, so we jumped at the opportunity to carry an easy-to-install, pressur...

February 22, 2019

We carry several high quality water pumps that can be used in a variety of applications.  Check out our guide to determine which pump will best suit your needs.


Have a cabin, mobile home, tiny home, or building with limited...

January 31, 2019

Considering a bladder tank for your rainwater harvesting project? 

May I suggest going back to the drawing board?

Yes, you've probably seen them advertised as the perfect option for harvesting rainwater underneath your deck or in that unused crawl space. What better way...

September 21, 2018

One of our most frequently asked questions is, “Can I use your cistern pumps with my drip irrigation system?”

The answer to this question can get a bit tricky because drip irrigation itself is a confusing subject. Three types of irrigation systems get lumped into t...

April 25, 2018

Installing an underground cistern is trickier than it looks. Once you start digging underground, all sorts of surprises can pop up, and many things have to be accounted for in order to dig for and install a successful underground water cistern system.

We've set a lot of...

April 19, 2018

In all our years working in the field installing rain cistern systems, we've had great success and great failures with cistern pumps. These days, we stick to two basic pump models for installs: the Franklin C1 10GPM submersible pump, and the Grundfos SBA 3-45-AW submer...

March 18, 2018

Ah, yes. The question on everyone's mind: How much does a rain cistern system cost to install?

As you can imagine, the answer to that varies quite a lot. Many variables affect the end cost, some of which include:

1) Number of downspouts being picked up for harvesting

2) D...

March 16, 2018

What size rain-water cistern system do you need to supply your whole house? Find out here

March 16, 2018

We have installed a lot of underground water tanks over the years. You name it, we've installed it. Some systems we like, and others... well... 

We try to be as objective as possible with all of our assessments of rain systems and system components. In the interest of f...

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