Water Systems for Rural Properties

When purchasing a rural property it is important to consider the quality of the water supply. There are several different types of water systems. Locally rural properties are most commonly served by a drilled well, a shallow well or a cistern.

You should inform yourself about the quality of the water supply as well as the quantity. Water samples can be sent to laboratories for testing and a qualified person may be able to inspect the well for you and test the quantity of water available to the household.

If a water test does not pass there may be solutions available such as filtration systems.

The BC Government has lots of good info online. Here are a few useful links:

Water Protection and Sustainability Branch
Northern Health Drinking Water Safety
Water Well Disinfection