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Cleaning cisterna

Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:53 pm

My cisterna (fed from borehole) has accumulated sludge/sediment on the bottom and I've spotted a couple of floating roots through the access hatch, so it's time for a clean.

I'm too old/large/lazy to get through the hatch and do it myself so can anyone recommend a company to do it for me? I'm East Algarve (Moncarapacho).

The fossa cleaners just suck the contents up and get rid of it so aren't really right for the job IMHO. Cisternas require jet washing inside and total removal of sludge etc. followed by disinfecting before refilling.

Plenty of YouTube videos on what's involved but they're all from Brazil.

Thanks.


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Re: Cleaning cisterna

Post Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:08 pm

I have a Client in the same boat....
I will let you know what he finds or does. I know he has spoken to Tractor Rega and asked them to fix borehole but not sure whether it included cisterna.


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Re: Cleaning cisterna

Post Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:41 pm

Hi Mike
I spoke with Tractor Rega but they said they can't (don't want to?) do it. Didn't fully understand the explanation because it was the boss and he speaks really quickly and with a very thick accent.


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Re: Cleaning cisterna

Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:49 am

Well in the end my gardener and I did it ourselves. He was inside the cisterna passing out buckets of sludge etc. which I then emptied in the garden. He then jet-washed the inside. The whole process took about 5 hours, plus a few more to empty the water out in the first place.

I now have nice clean water and a non-return valve that doesn't get impeded by sediment. Laughing


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Re: Cleaning cisterna

Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:40 pm

Now it needs to be sanitized.

www.doityourself.com/s...tern-tanks

 

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Re: Cleaning cisterna

Post Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:24 pm

Hi, how did you remove the remaining water in the bottom of the cisterna after jet spraying?
Marcel

 

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Re: Cleaning cisterna

Post Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:12 pm

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Hi, how did you remove the remaining water in the bottom of the cisterna after jet spraying?
Marcel


Same as the rest - bucket . . . Cool


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