Septic Testing

As part of our ongoing water research throughout the Sunfish Lake watershed to try to determine where our excess nutrient levels (phosphorus and nitrates) are coming from, we are again going to be testing soil samples – in particular testing each septic leaching bed like we did last year.

We are hoping for improved accuracy this year, thus volunteers will be coming to help mark your septic area with little orange flags.  If you can help them locate the four corners approximately of your septic field (“where the grass is normally greener”) that would be appreciated.  Also, please leave the flags in place for a few weeks until the University of Waterloo lab technicians obtain the soil samples.