Ok so, we were having problems with our water. Replaced the pump, that didn't do it, replaced the pressure tank, that didn't do it. dug new line to the other cistern and hooked it up to the pump, a jet pump, that didn't do it. Went and bought a submersible pump and put it down in the cistern, YES it worked for about an hour! Then noticed a leak where the pipe goes through to the house, back to no water. This has been almost a week now with no water. Been using a bucket to dip water out of the cistern to use for the stool, and to water the animals. SUCKS in below zero temps!! So now I find that I have to get a counter top water filter system, for drinking water out of the cistern, and how in the heck can you wash clothes when the rocks are froze solid in the creek!!?? So yeah, a day or two sure, but extended water issues in winter, I am sooo not prepared!!