For newcomers to the area, always remember to ask when purchasing or renting a residence:
1. The size of your tank.
2. Whether it is a concrete cistern or plastic.
3. When was the last time the cistern has been deep cleaned.
4. If the water pump has an emergency shut off valve. (If you do not have an emergency shut off on your pump, you must be very aware of your water level so you won’t burn up a pump.)