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Do you need to know the way most sensible to maintain the normal surroundings at your lakeside cottage or nation retreat? This three-book package deal contains solutions to questions Cottage Life readers have approximately being eco-friendly. Green Cottaging may help you realize and hold the cottage surroundings for generations to come back. You’ll how you can hold the lake fit, eliminate waste effectively, and confirm your septic approach is working successfully. Cottage Bugs is an engaging choice of Q&As concerning the tiny critters round us, with priceless details to accommodate those that reason difficulties. Cottage timber & Plants promises suggestions and sensible recommendation on the right way to nurture the wooded area and the vegetation in it.

Cottage Life’s eco-friendly Bundle may help you develop into a greater steward of your favorite position through studying how you can cottage smarter.

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If you’re bothered by smoke drifting from a neighbour’s fire, you can appeal to the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) to intervene, according to Tom Russell, fire management supervisor of the MNR’s Haliburton Fire Operations headquarters. Your neighbour’s fire permit—required for any open burning other than for cooking or for warmth—may be revoked, or further restrictions may be imposed so that burning cannot take place when the wind blows in your direction. Russell suggests that cottagers consider composting leaves rather than burning them.

When you flush your toilet the plumbing delivers the black water to the septic tank, where bacteria start to consume the sewage. At the same time, the liquids and solids begin to separate. The solids settle to the bottom and are periodically pumped out. The liquid is filtered through a septic field, eventually percolating into the watershed. Outhouses use a low-tech approach. The solids break down through composting, and the relatively small amount of liquid that leaches out is filtered by the soil around the pit.

Only a small percentage of lake foaming is caused by actual soap pollution. If you see an isolated trail of foam or a patch of foam on a calm day, it is likely soap pollution. —March 1992 Do tires have a negative environmental impact when used as dock bumpers? ” Newly discarded tires—a set pulled straight off a car—leach a slightly larger amount of chemicals than those that have been sitting around for a while, but that difference is very small, and not something to be concerned about. Tires will harm water quality, he says, when many of them are packed into a small volume of water.

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