Re-Using grey water, 3 tips

B.C. water restrictions: 3 grey water tips to get you started Simple ways to save water from your shower and kitchen for outdoor use By On the Island, CBC News Posted: Aug 13, 2015 7:00 PM PT Last Updated: Aug 13, 2015 7:00 PM PT As water restrictions remain enforced throughout the province of B.C., here…

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…

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…

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…