"Particularly serious is the potential for salt water intrusion along the settled coastal areas.
Heavy pumping can draw sea water into the aquifer, contaminating the fresh water."
Living on Hornby Island (brochure)
Below you will find links to information on contaminants and saltwater intrusion.
Contaminants and Septic Systems
Mayne Island Integrated Water Systems Society workshops on septic systems
Cowichan Valley Regional District Septic Savvy
Regional District of Nanaimo septic system workshops and reports on water contamination
Variety of technical reports on well contamination
Tackling Non-point source Water Pollution in British Columbia
How to Find A Septic Tank
Federation of BC Naturalists Living By Water Project
2016 Simon Fraser University Report on Risk of Salt Water Intrusion in Gulf Islands
Saturna Island Seawater Intrusion Report
Sodium in Groundwater
Nanaimo Regional District - Various reports on saltwater intrusion
We welcome suggestions for new items. If you are aware of information that is not included please contact Pamela Hafey Communications Specialist (250) 405-5156.