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Contaminants and Saltwater Intrusion

"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

Provincial Government

     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

Saltwater Intrusion

2016 Simon Fraser University Report on Risk of Salt Water Intrusion in Gulf Islands

Provincial Government

     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.


Page last updated: 20/06/17
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