9-2180 South Wellington Road

Nanaimo, B.C.

tel:  250-753-3333

fax:  250-753-3364



Rainwater Harvesting
Article from Island Farm & Garden,
the Jan/Feb 2013 issue. [more]


Keeping Groundwater Safe
Article from Island Farm & Garden,
the Jan/Feb 2013 issue. [more]


Well Water Wisdom
Article from Island Farm & Garden,
the Jan/Feb 2013 issue. [more]

Procedure for taking a Bacteria Sample

Make sure that the STERILIZED bottle has never been opened. The crystals in the bottle have been put in there by the lab and are not to be removed.

  • Take the aeration screen off any house tap and remove any rubber or plastic washers from inside.
  • Run the COLD water tap for a few minutes to make sure you are getting FRESH water.
  • Take a lighter and scorch the orifice of the tap to kill any bacteria that may be present on the tap. Make sure there is no plastic o-ring in the faucet.
  • Open the tap and let it run for a minute or so to flush away any residue.
  • Open the sample bottle, taking care not to touch the lid or the inside of the bottle to anything. Place lid TOP SIDE DOWN while taking the sample. Try not to even breathe on the bottle itself.
  • Fill the bottle to the line and TIGHTEN lid.

Make sure the water sample is dropped off the same day the sample is taken. Please keep sample as cool as possible between taking the sample and dropping it off.

Water test to be paid for at time of drop off.


Drop Off Times:

  • Monday through Thursday ONLY between 8:00 am and 1:30 pm


Drop Off Location:

  • ABC Water Systems
    #9-2180 South Wellington Road

    Tel: 250.753.3333

For more information on our services and products please check out the links below.

Services & Products

R.O. System

With a R.O. Water System you can remove that Chlorine Taste, and remove 99% of the impurities found … [more]

Rainwater Harvesting

Significant economic, social & environmental benefits can be achieved with Rainwater Harvesting. [more]

Filtration and Treatment

Your home drinking water should be free of bacteria, sediment, odour, be healthy and taste good. [more]

Tanks & Storage

Can tanks be buried? What base is required? What about algae growth? How heavy are the tanks? [more]

Water Testing

You should test your water, even if its been treated, to give yourself peace of mind. [more]

Wells & Pumps

ABC Water Systems carry a line of quality pumps along with certified technicians. [more]

Office Location

  • 9-2180 South Wellington Road
    Nanaimo, B.C., V9X 1V8

    tel:  250-753-3333
    fax: 250-753-3364



  • 8am to 5pm - Monday to Friday
  • Closed holiday weekends.
  • Available 24hrs on call for emergency service

Services & Products

  • R.O. System
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Filtration and Treatment
  • Tanks and Storage
  • Water Testing
  • Wells and Pumps