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1(water tank)cisterna femininetanque del agua masculine(of lavatory) cisterna feminine British
- It is a water-saving device you fit in your toilet cistern so that less water is used for flushing.
- The Court of Appeal held that although the escape of water was a consequence of the maintenance of the cistern and water supply by the landlord, it was not a breach of the covenant for quiet enjoyment.
- Everything they needed to survive was inside: stores of food, cisterns of water, and strategically-placed air holes.
- Old water cisterns and a Victorian toilet spill over with a veritable mass of plants and bulbs.
- We have recently installed push button taps to stop dripping and wastage, and now they are looking at introducing water hogs for the toilet cistern to save on water.
- Behind was a court, which provided light, and a place for a water cistern supplying a communal tap.
- Amid comic dialogues and actions, and song and dance sequences, the players carried their message loud and clear: malaria-causing mosquitoes breed in clear water in the cisterns, tanks and wells of every household.
- Size the cistern to provide enough water storage for reasonably expected dry periods.
- The Japanese have gone one step further and installed hand-basins in the top of their cisterns so that the toilets are flushed with pre-used water.
- Install half-flush cisterns in toilets so that the amount of water flushed down the drain can be reduced.
- When you flush the toilet, the cistern refills by pumping the water through the tap on top of the toilet, so you can wash your hands as it refills.
- Almost every house has cisterns and water pipes and fountains.
- The company advises householders to check that their main stopcock works and that all pipe work, cisterns and tanks are well insulated.
- Used water collected in this manner can be pumped back to supply outdoor taps and toilet cisterns everywhere already connected to the present system.
- One compromise is to build a unit around the toilet to hide the cistern and plumbing from view but this ‘back to the wall’ unit will take up some potentially valuable space.
- Rehabilitation would include bringing to working order the ablution which is in a bad state as most of the toilet pans and cisterns are broken.
- But the resident must hand pump the water from the cistern to the barrel in advance.
- They smash toilet cisterns over each others' heads!
- When the bucket is full, I empty it into the toilet cistern.
- In the corner of the room there is an iron cistern filled with water.