Island properties are wonderful for many reasons, the seclusion and lovely surroundings being foremost among them.
What isn’t so wonderful is having to lug jugs of fresh water from the mainland to the cottage every time you visit.
But you’re surrounded by water, so why not just use it? Eric Dube and Nicole Blanchet own Water Depot locations in Bracebridge, Barrie, and Wasaga Beach. They say islanders don’t always realize that water treatment systems can even be installed on islands.
Eric says they’ve had several calls from people who were surprised to find that their teams can provide clean water in water-access only spots. “We can set up an island with everything the owners need to have a safe drinking water supply,” he says.
What is needed to make that happen varies by lake and property. Some lakes are high in iron or tannins, others have higher levels of microorganisms and pathogens, while still others have a lot of sediment.
“And there are those cottages and homes that have a combination of these concerns,” says Eric. “Each treatment is different. That’s why we start with an on-site inspection and water analysis to give cottagers an extensive report on what they do and don’t need to achieve safe drinking water at their property.”
It’s not only islands that require the expertise of the Water Depot team. Mainland cottages and homes, be it on the shoreline or in rural areas away from the lakes and rivers, also need clean and safe drinking water.
To this end, they offer no-charge, on-site inspections, and water analysis to give cottagers and homeowners an extensive report on what they need – and don’t need – to achieve safe drinking water at their property.
The team also recommends setting up a preventive maintenance and inspection schedule to provide their clients peace-of-mind, while continuing to have top quality water now and into the future.
“We’re experts at analyzing and treating water, whether it’s from a well, a lake, or a municipal supply,” says Eric. “We service many cottages throughout Simcoe and Muskoka.”
No matter where you get your water, an expert can recommend a solution that will let you enjoy clean, fresh water, and say goodbye to hauling jugs.