from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anatomy A fluid-containing sac or cavity in the body of an organism. Also called reservoir.
- n. Cytology One of the saclike vesicles that comprise the endoplasmic reticulum.
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- n. Any of the various membranes sections comprising some organelles like the Golgi apparatus and the endoplasmic reticulum.
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- n. a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid
We had a 10,000 litro cisterna (2641 gallons) and I always looked to see that it was nearly full before I would add water to the pool.
Oh well, our concrete cisterna, septic chambers, and all the block work and walls came out great! patricio_lintz
There are companies in some areas that will come to your home and clean the underground cisterna and the tinaco on the roof.
Besides the possibility of contamination from almost always-neglected infrastructure, pipelines, etc., your own cisterna (aljibe) or tinaco are potential sources of contamination, unless you have your own water treatment facilities, probably with a chlorinator, on your own property.
Doing hard work in an unventilated cisterna would soon deplete the oxygen content of the atmosphere in it.
The water in the tank was very clear, I could see the tablet lying on the bottom of the cisterna.
I would think twice before I sent a Mexican “plumber” in to clean a cisterna.
The cisterna capacity in the first house was 10,000 liters, in the second house it was 7,500 liters.
There are just too many variables, and calculations that must be done, and the properties of the water will change every time more water comes into your cisterna.
Entering a cisterna (aljibe) to clean it would be classified as working in a confined space in The US.