Can the Cistern tanks only be used buried in the ground?

Q. Can the Cistern tanks only be used buried in the ground?

A.
The cistern tanks are not designed to be used above ground. They must be put in the ground. You have to backfill around the tank with sand or gravel. Under the tank there has to be a 6” bed of sand or gravel in soil terrain and 12” bead of sand or gravel in rocky terrain. It has to have a minimum of 8” to a max of 36” of sand or gravel on top of the tank. You also need between 12” to 18” of sand or gravel to fill in around the side walls of the tank. Backfilling should be done uniformly around tank. Never backfill at one end only.
Cistern Tanks
Article Title:
Can the Cistern tanks only be used buried in the ground?
Article Summary:
Information on burying the cistern tanks.
Article Date:
6/18/2008
Article ID:
475
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