seeking advise about cistern

These 275 gallon storage tote/tanks are available for $50.00 used.....was thinking of buying couple to make cistern....have not seen them though so not sure if they will work....any advise appreciated
http://www.dawginc.com/secondary-spill-containment/schutz-tote-container.php
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snipped-for-privacy@home.com wrote:

As always the issue is handling the water in and out of them. So plan how you will fill it and how you will get the water out to your plants. Once full they are very heavy (about a ton) and so not movable by hand.
I have one of these, they are good to put on a trailer or in the back of a truck to do mobile watering where hoses do not reach. I fill mine from the river with a pump and gravity feed it out to fruit trees.
You may be able to do a permanent installation that fills from roof water and gravity feeds out if your garden is below the house or if you can construct a sufficiently strong frame to raise it up.
They seem quite large but that much water will only water a plot about 40 square yards once so depending on the size of your garden and conditions this may be a supply for weeks or only days.
David
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You said used. They are HAZMAT containment vessels. Their use depends on what was in them originally, if there is any contaminant remaining, and your actual usage if you acquire them. Find out what was in them, and if there are any remaining contaminants.
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