Disinfect with chlorine when necessary

Sometimes your well and water distribution system (i.e. the pipes, pumps, cisterns and treatment equipment, etc.) may need to be disinfected or even “shock chlorinated”. Some sources recommend disinfecting your well once per year. Cisterns should be regularly cleaned and inspected. For example, it is advisable to disinfect your distribution system in the following cases: … Read more

Rainwater Harvesting Systems – Maintenance & Safety Info

Even though rainwater collection for household potable water use is common on the Gulf Islands, other BC coastal communities, and the San Juan Islands, so far BC regional health authorities have not established any guidelines for the management of residential rainwater harvesting. Instead, “we” have learned from other jurisdictions where field research and health guidelines … Read more