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Tips on painting the interior of a cistern.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1986 (v.9#7) pg. 6
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1986 (v.9#11) pg. 6

Rainwater room, an old idea for collecting and storing rainwater in the house. Gravity-fed distribution system can provide water without the use of a pump.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1979 (v.63#4) pg. 53

Build a ferrocement water tank to collect and store rain water, greywater, etc.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1982 (v.66#4) pg. 26

How to build a water reservoir for stock and garden watering that can collect rainwater or water from a weeper spring.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1991 (v.75#3) pg. 35

Water on the homestead. A special section. (1) How to dig a well. (2) Rainwater collection ideas. (3) Storing water in a cistern. (4) Water pumping ideas. (5) Filtering water. (6) Make a well bucket to get water when the power is off. (7) Make a hand pump. (8) How to purify water in an emergency. (9) Solar stills. (10) Using grey water in the garden.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1999 (v.83#1) pg. 34

Rain catcher. Rain water caught on a small fiberglass porch awning is diverted to a plastic barrel through PVC pipe.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 2003 (v.87#6) pg. 36

How to build an aboveground cistern from concrete.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #231 Sep 1982 (v.32#7) pg. 60

Tip: A two-barrel system that stores rainwater for the garden.
FINE GARDENING #6 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 6

Tip shows how to convert a plastic garbage can into a rolling rain barrel.
FINE GARDENING #29 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 10

Routing rainwater from roof to soaker hose.
FINE GARDENING #35 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 8

How to build a rain catcher from a pickle barrel. Est. cost: $40.
FINE GARDENING #65 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 8

Underground cistern provides a New Mexico family with drinking water year-round.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 53

Tips for a backyard rain barrel.
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar-Apr 1989 (v.33#2) pg. 80

An old-fashioned rain barrel is equipped with a faucet and drip irrigation tubing to water nearby plants.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jul-Aug 1990 (v.34#4) pg. 41
Added Info FLOWER & GARDEN Nov-Dec 1990 (v.34#6) pg. 4

A primer on installing and using cisterns to collect rainwater.
GARBAGE Jul-Aug 1992 (v.4#4) pg. 43

How to increase your water supply by collecting run-off water from roof and driveway, by building a cistern, by putting in a well, and by recycling laundry water.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1978 (v.2#6) pg. 56

Cisterns are a good alternative to low water-producing wells.
HARROWSMITH #81 Sep-Oct 1988 (v.13#3) pg. 51

Tips on collecting rainwater and greywater for use in watering plants.
HOME MECHANIX #728 Dec 1988 (v.84) pg. 4

Tip suggests using a rain barrel in the vegetable garden.
KITCHEN GARDEN #12 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 14

How to make a cistern for collecting and storing rainwater.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #51 May-Jun 1978 pg. 119

Above-ground cistern is built from wire fencing, asphalt roofing felt, and black plastic.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #71 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 163

The secrets of low-tech plumbing. A guide to low-cost, low-impact, low-energy rain catchments and cisterns, water rams and solar pumps. Includes advice on tapping natural bodies of water.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #150 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 34

A look at a cistern as a source for drinking water. How to calculate whether one will fit your needs. Includes construction and disinfection information.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1980 (v.1#3) pg. 34

Cisterns. How to fix (or fill in) in-ground cisterns.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1983 (v.11#9) pg. 208

Two articles on construction of cistern systems to catch runoff water for irrigation of a garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1977 (v.24#7) pg. 87

A look at cistern systems to catch and store rainwater for a supplemental water supply.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1978 (v.25#5) pg. 141

How to make a rainwater recycling system using a plastic water barrel.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1991 (v.38#1) pg. 74
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1991 (v.38#4) pg. 9

A double-barreled rainwater collector. Two large plastic outdoor trash cans, equipped with a siphon hose, are used to collect large amounts of downspout runoff without overflowing.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1996 (v.43#5) pg. 83

How to build a cistern to hold 8,000 gallons of rainwater. The cistern top serves as a patio.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1979 (v.214#4) pg. 125
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1979 (v.215#1) pg. 120

Direct your downspout water to perforated plastic pipe and use it to water flower beds adjacent to your house.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1984 (v.224#4) pg. 162

A look at above- and below-ground cisterns for capturing rainwater for use in the garden.
SUNSET Nov 1986 (v.177#5) pg. 254

Collecting and storing rainwater for plants. Simple plastic barrel systems and an underground perforated pipe system are described.
SUNSET Feb 1992 (v.188#2) pg. 52

Conserve water in your garden with this rainwater well. An old fashioned well with a roof, a bucket, and a "pitcher" pump. Water for the well (which is actually a cistern) is piped from the downspouts of the house. An overflow sends extra water to a drywell.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1979 (v.35#2) pg. 56

How to build a dry well or cistern to handle downspout water.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 44