Measuring Your Cistern Water Level

In order to get the full value of each fill-up, we operate on a “You Call, We Haul ” basis as each customer’s consumption is different. Once you figure out your consumption we can put you on a schedule if you like.

We recommend that you have a simple Float Gauge installed on your cistern so that you can keep an eye on your water and consumption, but for those of you who do not have a gauge you can read the information below to better understand your set-up.

Most cisterns are 4 foot deep from the manhole to the bottom (whether plastic or concrete). Then the 3 inch PVC extends an additional 24′′ above ground level from the manhole. We suggest that you purchase a 7 foot piece of wooden trim from the hardware store to insert down the PVC pipe to measure your water level.

Make a mark at 4 foot from the bottom of the trim, this means you are full. Then another mark at 6 inches from the bottom. When you get down to near the 6 inch mark, give us a call and we’ll get you filled up.

Give us a call and we’ll give you a list of plumbers that can install a float gauge system, so that you won’t have to worry about your water level.