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Septic Smart

Save money and protect the region through proper septic maintenance. You’ll find everything you need to know right here!

Background Information

In 2012, the CSRD launched the Septic Smart program in response to the CSRD Liquid Waste Management Plans. The program developed educational materials for proper septic maintenance, and collected field surveys of on-site systems to understand current practices and behaviors related to liquid waste management. In March 2016, the CSRD Board approved re-launching the Septic Smart program to identify any variations in septic system awareness, maintenance and behaviors since the initial program launch in 2012, as well as offering educational materials to residents within Electoral Areas C, D, E and F.

The 2016 Septic Smart Program is underway! Participate in three easy ways:

1. Take the Onsite Septic Smart Survey – Enter to WIN an iPad mini 4

If you live in one of these communities, (Angelmont, Gardom Lake, Malakwa, Sunnybrae, Swansea Point or White Lake) we want to hear from you. Take our short survey and enter to win one of two iPad mini 4’s. Plus, you will be providing valuable information to improve the health of our region. 


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Program dates:

May 2, 2016 – Contest open
June 27, 2016 – First prize draw for an iPad mini 4 (online survey entries)
June 28 to August 30, 2016 – In-person surveying and program information delivery
September 1, 2016 – Contest closed. Second prize draw for an iPad mini 4

2. Download the Free Septic Smart Homeowner Guide

If you have a septic system and live in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, download this handy homeowner guide to find everything you need to know about your system, how to properly maintain it and how to save money. You’ll even find DIY recipes for cleaning products, and the Do’s and Don’ts of what can go down your drain. 

 Got kids? Septic Smart has a fun filled activity book for kids with games, puzzles and colouring pages. Download your free copy here

3. View Additional Resources

Septic Smart is the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s onsite septic system program. Find all the information you need about household liquid waste and your septic system in our extensive resource library.

2012 Onsite Septic System Survey Reports

Curious about the results from the initial Onsite Septic System Surveys from 2012? View the final reports for Anglemont, Gardom Lake, Malakwa, Sunnybrae, Swansea Point and White Lake.

Contact Us

Ben Van Nostrand, Team Leader Environmental Health Services T: 250.833.5940