Thursday, June 17, 2010

Underground Cisterns in Miami?

This week the UCU team was invited by an area environmental organization to inspect the underground cistern at its recently acquired office space.  Located in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood, the property dates back to the 1920's.

We were impressed by the size of the pipes feeding the cistern!  And when they told us they had never looked inside for dimension info we swung into action.

Turns out the group is a proud owner of a 8 ft x 14 ft x 14 ft underground cistern! This is an invaluable resource for a environmental organization with plans to set up a demonstration native plant landscape on its property. They plan on tapping the cistern with a pump and installing microirrigation to service the drought tolerant landscape.  Naturally, the UCU will be offering knowledgeable advice as the project proceeds.


Michael Gutierrez


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