Local company’s alternative form of septic tank is catching on as lower cost alternative to traditional systems

Circular concrete septic tanks offer a lower cost solution to septic field replacement projects

Turtle tanks are an inexpensive alternative to traditional septic tanks.


Maybe you have seen that round concrete tank on the East side of Highway 3 in Cawston, and wondered what it is. It is an innovative concrete septic tank designed by Jim Ripley from Kelowna back in the 80’s. The round Turtle Tank septic tanks are different from standard rectangular tanks, which helps Turtle Tanks to offer their customers more affordable septic systems. Also because of the design they “will not float” in areas with high water tables like in the Cawston/Keremeos area, which also reduces costs of installation and maintenance. Turtle Tanks is a “green manufacturer” and operates with the lowest possible carbon footprint impact of any septic system manufacturer/installer.

Another innovative product called PolyRock is a drain-rock equivalent that also helps to offer more affordable systems and utilizes recycled materials which would otherwise end up in our landfills in the Okanagan. Turtle Tanks has been installing affordable septic systems in B.C. for 30 years and employs local representatives, independent heavy equipment operators and labour. Turtle Tanks has installed dozens of systems in Keremeos/Cawston and just finished another install on Copperhead Road where almost all the systems on that street have been installed with Turtle Tanks.


Dave and Peggy Mutch look after the local representation and installations in Keremeos/Cawston and Eric Pierce, a previous resident and Keremeos homeowner since 2003, looks after marketing and operations for Turtle Tanks in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys from Penticton.



Just Posted

Penticton cyclist injured in hit-and-run in critical condition

Jesse Birkedal was injured in a hit-and-run while cycling on Eastside Road

Vehicle smashes sign and cars in Summerland school parking lot

Driver of a Ford Expedition lost control, crashing into two other vehicles

Dangerous driving in Keremeos and Vernon nets jail time

Gary Patrick Richard will serve 73 days in jail for dangerous driving and other offences

Top classic car show cruises back into Penticton

Peach City Beach Cruise runs June 21 to 23 in Penticton

Penticton pharmacy restricted from dispensing opioid treatment drugs

B.C. College of Pharmacists alleges Sunrise Pharmacy dispensed treatment drugs against rules

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Man arrested during Kelowna police stand off

Water is flooding Highway 33 in Kelowna Monday afternoon

Judas Priest rocks the Okanagan

Judas Priest is on a 32 date tour of North America

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Restrictive policies affecting labour mobility for care aides in B.C.

‘I had to take two competency exams and pay over $1,400,’ said an Okanagan care aide

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Most Read