Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s Agricultural Rainwater Program

New Benefits for Rainwater Storage and Collection! Access to affordable, accessible, and quality supply of water is essential to agriculture, and climate instability is compounding concerns for producers.In 2016, the ACRD asked the Province to support agricultural collection and storage of rainwater via a resolution to the Union of BC Municipalities. Other communities and groups have made…

The Role of Bacteria

Bacteria play a role in purifying water – connecting the dots between safe water, biodiversity and science.

Emergency Water

Planning for disruption to your potable water supply is a primary goal, especially on the west coast where we are in a High Seismic Zone. Looking back on Christchurch after their earthquake it is no longer good enough to have 72 hrs worth of supplies, and a month to three months may be required if…

Drought Proofing

BC  Drought Map  link What can you do to prepare for droughts?  Actually it is fairly simple but planning starts now.  You need to prepare by supercharging your landscape, supercharging your soils, choosing vegetation that is drought tolerant, and having a water supply that can fill in the gaps when watering restrictions otherwise say “you can’t…

Rainwater Harvesting by Eco-Sense

What’s Up…. Rainwater! On southern Vancouver Island after the summer of 2015 you may be thinking a lot about water.  You may be thinking of water security for your food garden in the face of drought, or perhaps an emergency source to draw upon after an earthquake, or a back up source for fire suppression.  …