It is the Gun Lake Community’s goal to promote sustainable and preventative actions to protect our precious watershed. Here are some suggestions on things we can all change in our household to protect & preserve the lake for future generations. Gun Lake is our drinking water source and we all need to do our part to keep it clean.
Tips for a healthy Gun Lake & water study from Ministry of Environment & BC Lake Stewardship Society – click to view tips on page 4 of document.
Beavers live in Gun Lake too. We can learn how to live with them.
Septic Systems are not maintenance free. They require regular pumping, especially if you live on the lake. Every 2-3 years min. Not maintaining your system can and will lead to system failure with blockage and leaks likely which can contaminate the drinking water with life threatening disease. Email Ayako to enquire about septic pumping- firstname.lastname@example.org
Replace old systems that may lack adequate drainage fields or have old leaky tanks.
Never use caustic cleaners which can kill the beneficial bacteria that break down the sewage in the tank. This results in sewage passing through without proper treatment. Chemicals do not break down and can seep back in the lake.
Things to avoid putting down the drain include: Drain Cleaners, Bleach & Disinfectant, Facial Tissue & Paper Towel, Feminine Hygiene Products, Diapers, Dental Floss, Gas, Oil, Anti-freeze, Coffee Grounds, Grease & Food Scraps.