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

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

How to Find Your Septic Tank (PDF) Download

Septic System Maintenance

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

Buyer Checklist

CMHC checklist Download

Source Control

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

EPA Mound Systems Guide Download

Evaluating Service Contracts

Homeowner’s Guide to Evaluating Service Contracts Download


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

Soil Evaluation

Soil Evaluation Techniques  Download

Regulation and Policy

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

Liquid Waste Management Reports

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