Chrissy needs input:
My fiance and I have been house-shopping for quite some time now, and I have fallen in love with one amazing little fixer-upper. It has three bedrooms, a fenced-in area, a pond, and it's on one beautiful acre… the only catch is that it is not hooked up to public water/sewer: it has a septic system and a cistern.
This isn't a dream-killer by a long shot, but I'd love input from anyone who maintains their own cistern. How does it work? What kind of maintenance would be expected? I'd just love a general idea of life with a cistern!