Cistern Installations – These waterproof receptavles vary in size from only a few litres to a whopping thousands of cubic metres. These are commonly used in areas where municipal water is sparse or not usable. Most cisterns installed in Ontario are located underground because of the temperatures in the winter.
Proper measures must be taken when installing cisterns, in the case that the exterior water rises high enough to displace the weight of water more than the weight of the tanks contents it will begin to float. Another good reason that a professional opinion to determine depth of burying is needed.