Cistern

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Cistern
Introduction
After deciding that it is necessary to focus on the prevention of water damage to the foundation of a residential home one of the solutions that was designed was the use of a cistern. However, simply a cistern would not prevent anything. From there it was necessary to compile research on ways to make a cistern different so that it would collect the water from the basement and not just the runoff water from the roof of the home. It was also necessary to gather evidence on the cost of not only the device itself but the cost of the installation as well as the efficiency of the system. After drawing together this evidence it will be clear as to whether or not this will be an ample solution.
Description
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A cistern is a large container that is used to store rain water that is collected from a roof or another catchment area. They can be used as a source of water or as a method of flood control. For this system the purpose of a cistern will be flood prevention. Typically a cistern is placed underground by the side of the home closest to the catchment area. The catchment area is often the roof of the building; the water runs down the roof and into the gutters which then flows down a pipe that leads to the cistern. A cistern is built so that is has an inlet pie and an overflow pipe; these two pipes control the water that enters and leaves the tank. The inlet pipe is the pipe that is connected to the gutters and lets the water flow into the tank. The overflow pipe is there so when that tank gets full the water is able to leave the tank and let more water in.
For this project it is unnecessary to collect the rain water from the roof because that would not help the prevention of water damage to the foundation. Therefore it was decided that in order to make a cistern different in a way that would help solve the problem…...

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