When it comes to waste and water systems for CABN, there are several different options available, depending on the location, size of the property, and environmental regulations. We work with you to ensure you can select the system that suits your needs.

CABNs are designed to be on- or off-grid to suit the many different dreams and locations of our clients. To achieve this, we provide a home that is ready for nearly any waste and water option you choose– plumbing is roughed in, ready to be connected, via an accredited plumber.

As part of your Site Assessment and CABN purchase, our team will review potential options with you, suggesting options that fit your needs. We understand that each home has unique requirements, so by allowing CABN clients to select their own solution, we stay flexible, allowing you to live anywhere.

Municipal Sewer System

In many urban and suburban areas in Canada, houses are connected to a municipal sewer system. This means that the waste from the home, including human waste, greywater from sinks and showers, and stormwater runoff, is collected and transported through a network of pipes to a central treatment facility where it is treated and discharged into the environment. Municipal sewer systems are managed and maintained by local municipalities or utility companies, and homeowners are typically charged a fee for their use.

Septic System

In rural and remote areas where municipal sewer systems are not available, septic systems are a common waste and water system for houses. A septic system consists of a septic tank buried underground on the property, which collects and treats wastewater from the home. The wastewater is naturally broken down by bacteria in the septic tank, and the treated effluent is then discharged into a drain field or leach field on the property. Regular maintenance and inspections are required to ensure proper functioning of the septic system.

Composting Toilet

Composting toilets are a sustainable alternative to traditional flush toilets that are gaining popularity in Canada, particularly in off-grid or eco-friendly homes. Composting toilets use natural processes to break down human waste into nutrient-rich compost, which can be safely used as fertilizer for gardens or disposed of in a responsible manner. Composting toilets can be self-contained units or part of a larger composting system, and they require regular maintenance to manage the composting process effectively.

Rainwater Harvesting System

Water conservation is a growing concern in Canada, and rainwater harvesting systems are becoming popular in some regions. These systems collect rainwater from roofs and store it in tanks or cisterns for later use in non-potable applications such as watering gardens, flushing toilets, or washing cars. Rainwater harvesting systems can help reduce the demand on municipal water supplies and provide a sustainable source of water for household use.

Greywater Recycling System

Greywater recycling systems are another sustainable option for water management in homes. Greywater refers to wastewater from sinks, showers, and laundry, which can be treated and reused for non-potable applications such as toilet flushing or irrigation. Greywater recycling systems typically require additional treatment and filtration to ensure the water is safe for reuse, and local regulations and permits may be required.

Well Water System

In rural areas where municipal water supply is not available, houses may have a well water system. Wells are drilled or dug to access groundwater, which is then pumped into the home for domestic use. Well water systems require regular testing and treatment to ensure water quality and may be subject to local regulations and permits.

There are various types of waste and water systems that CABNs can have, ranging from municipal sewer systems and septic systems to composting toilets, rainwater harvesting systems, greywater recycling systems, and well water systems.

The choice of system depends on factors such as location, size of the property, and environmental regulations, and it's important for homeowners to be aware of local requirements and regulations when selecting and maintaining their waste and water systems for a sustainable and responsible approach to waste and water management.