Resource Library

Want to know more about onsite septic systems?

This resource library has a range of information in video and print format.

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The CSRD is grateful to the Capital Regional District, Province of BC, CMHC, and US Environmental Protection Agency for permission to repost their materials here.

Resource Library Contents

How Septic Systems Work

Resources  
How Septic Systems Work (video) Link
What Can Go Wrong With Your Septic System (video) Link
CMHC Septic System Guidebook Download

Locating Your Septic Tank

Resources  
How to Find Your Septic Tank (PDF) Download

Septic System Maintenance

Resources  
Operating and Maintaining a Septic System (video) Link
Septic Tank Inspections Download

Buyer Checklist

Resources  
CMHC checklist Download

Source Control

Resources  
What is Source Control? (video) Link
Can I put anything down the drain? (video) Link
What do I do with leftover medications? (video) Link
Why can I use less detergent? (video) Link
What do I do with leftover fats, oils and grease? (video) Link

Difficult Sites

Resources  
EPA Mound Systems Guide Download

Evaluating Service Contracts

Resources  
Homeowner’s Guide to Evaluating Service Contracts Download

Houseboats

Resources  
Evaluation of Risk from Houseboat Greywater discharges to Recreational Water Users on Shuswap Lake Beaches Download

Soil Evaluation

Resources  
Soil Evaluation Techniques  Download

Regulation and Policy

Resources  
BC Sewerage System Regulation Link
BC Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual Link

Liquid Waste Management Reports

Resources  
Liquid Waste Reports Link

Onsite Septic System Survey Reports

Survey Reports  
Anglemont Download
Gardom Lake Download
Malakwa Download
Sunnybrae Download
Swansea Point Download
White Lake Download