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Old 12-29-2009, 12:45 AM
elbows elbows is offline
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Location: London, Ontario
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My little victorian cottage was built about 135 yrs ago and there is the original cistern built under the house as part of the foundation, actually.

The home inspector we had in, when we purchased, said it would stand another 100yrs, easy, was surely water tight, and only needed a couple of pumps and an eavestrough redo, to set up. We priced it out to be under $2000. Not too bad.

Now we had no intention of introducing grey water, just rain water. For washing dishes, clothes, showers, watering lawns etc. We haven't gotten around to it yet, but still plan to one day.