Cistern Maintenance

The average resident of Vancouver Island is familiar with a cistern, what it is, and how to take care of it. In case you’re not, you should become familiar with them as they’re the primary source of water for many homes. Holman Plumbing and Water Treatment is a provider of Cistern Maintenance services on Vancouver Island and knows all there is about these water sources for residential homes.

As stated above, a cistern is a fresh-water source for homes and are often backup water sources for rural homes. They are a large tank used to hold a reserve of water, and with that comes storage and cleaning responsibilities to ensure your drinking water stays clean and potable.

Holman Plumbing and Water Treatment provides all services needed to maintain a cistern

Water Tests

Cisterns should be checked twice weekly using home-test kits and/or chlorine kits. These kits ensure safe consumption. Holman Plumbing and Water Treatment can assist with water sampling and proper testing procedures to ensure bacteria and harmful chemicals are not building up in your water supply. This type of maintenance falls in line with disinfections, and bacterium test kits are available as standing water of any kind can quickly build up microbes.

Cleaning and Regular Maintenance

After installation, cisterns need to be cleaned, and then again once per year. Sludge and sediment build up in the tank and can be removed by doing a full-drain and cleaning. It is also good to inspect your cistern after a large rain to determine if rodents or other unwanted particles have entered the tank. Holman can provide one-off services as well as regular maintenance set on your desired schedule.


Occasionally, cisterns may need maintenance to be repaired. The most common culprits are roots invading the area, corrosion of the dirt around the tank, insect or rodent damage, or leaks. Holman Plumbing will provide an inspection then plan to repair any damage.

Cistern Pump Maintenance and Repair

Occasionally, a cistern pump will need maintenance, repair, or replacement. Holman Plumbing can provide these services for your cistern pump!

Contact us today for Cistern Maintenance Services

For any cistern related maintenance or repair, contact Holman Plumbing to speak with an expert and give you the peace of mind in knowing your water source is readily available and functioning properly.

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