Moving a 600 pound cistern is no easy task. It is wide and unusual to handle. Once again our tractor has saved the day by giving us the man power to move them into place.
Two thumbs up for a task completed. Now to hook them up, check for leaks and cover with dirt as we finish the back fill.
These cisterns will store the collected water that comes off the 2100 sq. ft. roof of the EarthShip. They are 2,000 gallons each giving us a total of 4,000 gallons of stored water. With 44 inches of rain per year we will have no troubles with water issues.
Mary Severin writes about her families embarkment on a learning adventure to build an Upcycled Home using Earthship Principals. To find out what these Principals are click on the Earthship Principals link above.