Cisterns are containers used for for collecting, storing and using rainwater for landscape irrigation and other uses. The rainwater is collected from impervious surfaces, such as roofs, into a container (called a cistern) for later use. Rain barrels are form of cistern.
Examples of cisterns on the Stormwater Solutions Self-Guided Tour:
3095 Old Hollow Road,
1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
(View from parking lot behind the building)
1200 S. Broad St.
(Next to the driveway on Broad Street)