Cistern wells are wells that are commonly used as helper wells to an existing well or used as a main well. Some times an existing house does not have room on the property to install a dug or drilled well or sufficient water does not exist on the property. Cistern wells collect rain water for in-house use. They are very inexpensive to install compared to other wells and have very clean safe drinking water that does not require in house water treatment equipment. A cistern well is simply a holding vessel usually a 2000 gallon holding tank. Inside this vessel is a series of filtration equipment to completely eliminate all contaminates and bacteria. The water is usually collected from the roof of a building where it then flows through the rain leaders to the filtration system. These filtration systems are completely safe and reliable. All water in these systems are collected and tested at Environment Nova Scotia’s Lab for clean safe drinking water documentation. Please call us for more detailed information.