04:06AM | 09/30/06
Member Since: 09/29/06
1 lifetime posts
I have have water problems from a well (low flow). I want to add a cistern between the deep well pump and the pressure tank. Questions: 1) is this the best location? if not where is best. 2) how do I rewire the new samll pump, well pump and pressure tank? and 3) how do I set it up so that the tank will stay full and only turn the well pump on when the cistern gets to a certain level, but still be able to just draw from the cistern for household needs.

any leads on tanks? (~1200-1400 gallons)



09:11AM | 10/02/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
You have the right concept.

The well pumps into a large, vented storage tank. It has level switches which stop the well pump when it is full, one to start the well pump when it is low.

It will have a 3rd float switch which is used for a low water cutoff for the distribution pump.

The distribution pump is a separate system (other than the low water cutoff) that takes water from the storage tank through the pump to a pressure tank and the house. A regular pressure switch will be used to control that pump.

I am not sure what equipement is available for residential usage.

But here is only company that makes packaged units.

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