Five Ways to Get Water to You on Vancouver Island

May 11th 2021

At Holman Plumbing & Water Treatment, we are Vancouver Island’s plumbing and water treatment specialists. Even though life on an island has us surrounded by water, that doesn’t make it easy to access freshwater for our homes. Accessing fresh water can happen in a number of ways. Here are five of them:

City Water System

If your home is in an urban area, chances are good that your home is connected to city services, including city water. But even in an urban area with a city water source, many homeowners choose to add on a filtration system in order to ensure their water is clean and safe for their family. Restaurants, homeowners, and commercial property owners may want to upgrade an existing system to improve the taste or remove sulfuric odors from their water. Whether you’re looking to build a water filtration system into a new house or retro-fit an old system to improve the quality of your water, we have options to suit your needs.

Well Pumps

Many rural properties access water via well pump. Holman Plumbing and Water Treatment is a BC registered well pump installer. A groundwater pump draws water up from underground aquifers, therefore, locating adequate water levels and having a well drilled are the first steps toward accessing this water source for human use. In the province of BC, the drilling and installing of well pumps must be performed by registered well pump drillers and installers in most cases. Registered well drillers and installers carry the responsibility for safe drilling and installation practices, thereby minimizing the risk of polluting groundwater and/or poor construction. You will find Holman Plumbing on the BC Register of Well Pump Installers.

Our experienced team is fully certified to supply and install any water or well pumps required for residential or commercial use throughout Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands. This includes both shallow and deep well pumps. We also supply and install the latest technology in Deep Set PVC Piping, which is a must for deep wells on Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands.

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting involves conserving rainwater by collecting, storing, and using it rather than allowing it to run off. This sustainable practice allows you to put this natural resource to work for you, providing you with a practical solution for taking care of some of your household water needs as well as peace of mind that you are working to conserve water and doing your part to preserve the environment. For details on making rain work for you, check out Rainwater Harvesting Tips.

Ship Water In and Store It

Cisterns are a common source of water for homes on Vancouver Island. A cistern is a large vessel (often a tank) used to hold a reserve of water. In some areas, cisterns are used as the primary water source for a household. They come in a range of sizes and are made from a variety of sturdy, waterproof materials. A 15,000-litre cistern can store enough water to serve the needs of an average-sized family for up to three months. They are fed by pumps, shipping water in, or by harvesting rainwater. Cistern water should be tested regularly to ensure it is safe and potable. At Holman Plumbing & Water Treatment, we have developed a specific analysis that covers all potential issues that require treatment. Reach out for help with cistern maintenance, pump issues, or water purification between the cistern and your home.

EOCP Small Water System

For small community and private water systems, including campgrounds are other small, connected systems, EOCP Small Water Systems are common. At Holman Plumbing & Water Treatment, we are certified to service and install systems for gas stations, trailer parks, schools, campgrounds, etc.

If you need equipment or help with the plumbing for these options, contact us. Ask us about installing a water filtration system in your home, too.

  • Our Happy Clients:

    Now with our new water system there has been a tremendous change. Most importantly we are healthier, the water tastes and smells like water again and not some chemical cocktail, also the skin problems have been reduced to minimal.

    Our hair and skin is soft and we use less body and house hold products. It was so nice to meet a professional who is certified and cares about clients needs. Thank you so much Lauren!

    M. M. ( French Creek, BC )
  • Our Happy Clients:

    You have restored my faith in the concept of living up to one’s word.

    As a result our drinking water was limited to the designated R.0. tap in the kitchen; however, with no way to monitor the efficiency of the filters we were never certain that our drinking water was safe.

    I am sure we will enjoy a long and stress-free relationship with you.

    Lynda Nesbitt ( Duncan, BC )
  • Our Happy Clients:

    I'm really happy with the work you did for me, the faucet installation and cut off valves on the pipes as well as my new pump. I am especially pleased with the Pentex pump saver.

    As you know, I was everywhere with my camera that day, so I captured most of what you were doing and attach the pictures as a reminder of a job well done.

    Thank you very much for replacing my pump in the correct fashion, and showing me the errors a previous well service company had made.

    Lois Luckovich ( Duncan, BC )

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