Collecting and filtering potable water with our modern rainwater cistern

Another unusual ecological feature of the Hilltop Suite is the rainwater collection system.  Water is collected from the roof of the nearby pole barn, and stored in an underground cistern.  When needed, it is filtered and treated with UV light to create safe, tasty, drinkable water for the sinks and shower.  We recommend using the water thoughtfully as it is not an unlimited resource, but we are blessed in Ithaca with fairly reliable precipitation, so we don’t anticipate normal usage should create a shortage of water for the hilltop house.