Heavy metals, petroleum and nitrite has contaminated soil and groundwater

Stephen Hume: Tests trigger alarm over contamination B.C. government has known for six months of elevated nitrite and arsenic levels BY STEPHEN HUME, VANCOUVER SUN FEBRUARY 4, 2016 Environment Minister Mary Polak has to ‘step up’ and order more indepth testing, said Cowichan Valley Regional District director Sonia Furstenau (right), shown with Shawnigan Lake resident…

Buying or Selling a Home with a Septic System-What you Should Know

Buying or Selling a Home with a Septic System-What you Should Know Posted on September 18, 2013by Pamela Pennewell Cloud If you are looking to buy or sell a home on an acre or more in Delaware or Chester county, chances are the property will be served by an on-lot septic system. Next to a new roof,…

Finding Failing Septic Systems with Dyes

Dye tests help find failing septic systems By KIMBERLY CAUVEL @Kimberly_SVH Feb 18, 2016 (0) Dye tests help find failing septic systems Scott Terrell / Skagit Valley Herald Environmental health specialist Dave English examines a runoff sample that will be tested for indicators that a septic system has failed. Dye tests help find failing septic…

Ground water regulations now in effect

Water Sustainability Act and new regulations now in effect February 29, 2016 Today signals an important milestone for British Columbia as the Province brings the Water Sustainability Act and into force. The Water Sustainability Act updates and replaces the old Water Act and delivers on an important government commitment to ensure our water stays healthy…

Unserviced Septic Systems Can Have Unexpected Dangers

Homeowners should be aware of some of the pitfalls of not having a properly maintained septic system. With a septic field failure, soil contamination and the spread of some nasty bacteria can occur. Friday, March 04, 2016 Joe Leogue Householders that depend on septic tanks are largely unaware of the health risks posed by not having…

Drought Plan, Okanagan

BC groups gather to talk drought plan Posted on: August 17, 2015 In response to the current drought in the Okanagan, and the increasing stress on fish, agriculture and other water needs, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) gathered together a broad section of user groups Thursday to review the current situation and coordinate a…