Rainwater Systems - Old Ways Reinvented
Posted by Jeff Wahl on 10/5/2018 to Thoughts on Water
"Rainwater collection and advancements in treatment technologies provide a safe water source for wide variety of uses."
Boil water advisories, rising water costs, declining lake levels, incidents of Blue Green Algae, Zebra Mussels, E-Coli and Coliform, adverse well water quality and dry wells have become regular occurrences on Manitoulin Island and throughout the province of Ontario. Rainwater Harvesting provides a viable, cost saving and environmentally sound alternative for water usage. Rainwater is a valuable source and a great way to conserve water in your home or cottage.
Rainwater is a valuable source of water and a great way to conserve water in your home or cottage.
Blue Green Algae - Lake Kagawong
Treating Water with a Floor Cleaner?
Groundwater - The Changing Well
Groundwater is variable and subject to seasonal, environmental and human fluctuations.
Health Unit Water Testing
Does a good test result put your mind at ease that the water is safe for consumption?
Total Dissolved Solids - What You Don't See
If a glass of water is held up and it is colourless, crystal clear and has no odour would you think there is much wrong with the water? Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) are completely dissolved in a water supply and generally invisible to the human eye. They are not associated with a bacterial test and are not tested for at the Public Health Unit when you submit a water sample. At certain level’s they pose a risk and are not a recommended drinking water source according to the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines.
Sometimes what you do not see can be a risk.
The Water Elephant - A Public Challenge
Toilets are Flushed in Ontario almost 25 Billion Times a Year.
Water Testing - Home Buyer's Beware
Buyers will often trust the seller or realtor when a water sample is submitted to the local health unit. In some cases, the buyer will simply receive the test results through their lawyer. The goal of this publication is to raise awareness for the possibility of tampering with a water sample and the potential for illness to occur. When it comes to water, safety is of paramount concern and too often buyers purchase a home with a good water sample and never consider to test the water again. Unfortunately, the consequences can lead to illness and sometimes be costly.
Consider a third party to test the water in a real estate transaction.
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