Winterized Cottage Water Systems
Our self-draining winter water systems are the ideal way to supply water to your cottage year-round.
Lake, River & Deep Well Applications
Whether you are drawing water from a lake, river or well, we have a winter system that’s right for you.
All of our system packages are customized to provide the right cottage water system for your needs.
We have over 25 years experience specializing in cottage water systems with customers throughout Canada and the U.S.
Our self-draining systems use patented, specially-designed valves to automatically drain the supply line, keeping the line from freezing during the winter.
How Does the Self-Draining System Work?
- The Submersible Pump turns on and pushes water up to the cottage.
- Air from the empty Supply Line escapes through the Air Valve and the Pressure Tank fills with water.
- Once the Pressure Tank is full, the Pump shuts off and the Supply Line automatically drains back to the lake through the Diverter Valve Assembly.
- The portion of the Supply Line that passes through the ice is protected with a short Heating Cable. Because the rest of the line remains empty it does not need to be protected from freezing.
Cottage Water Supply’s Self-Draining System was profiled in Cottage Life Magazine
Water On Tap: A Cottager’s Guide to Getting the Wet Stuff in Winter
Cottage Life Magazine – Winter 2000
How To Get Water All Winter
Cottage Life Magazine – Winter 2021
Drainback Done Right
We’ve perfected drainback with our patented valves and systems. Improvised makeshift drainback systems used to result in air shooting through faucets or would drain through the pump and risk motor damage. Our patented systems have perfected drainback to eliminate these concerns.
No Need to Bury the Line
Ideal for situations where rocky terrain makes it impossible to bury the supply line below the frost.
Easy to Install
Our custom DIY packages are designed so anyone who is handy can install. Most of our systems come 90% pre-assembled. Detailed instructions and customer support are included with every system.
Our systems are built for ease of use and designed for low maintenance.
Durable & Reliable
We select quality components built for reliability and long life. Goulds and Pompco pumps are made in the U.S. and Canada. Goulds pressure tanks are made in Canada. All systems are built with brass, stainless steel and copper fittings.
Our self-draining system uses significantly less energy than a comparable heated line system. There is also no risk of damage with the drainback system in the event of a power outage.
Solar System? Off-The-Grid?
Our Self-Draining System B uses a pressurized air tank to drain the supply line below the ice. No heating cable required.
It is the perfect winter water system for Solar or Generator use.
A Complete System Package Includes**:
Goulds GS Series stainless steel or Pompco ST stainless steel
Water Pressure Tank
Goulds HydroPro Series
Self-Draining Valve Kit Assembly
Cottage Water Supply patented valves
Tank Tee Assembly
Customized and fully assembled. Brass, stainless steel and copper fittings.
1″ heavy duty 100 PSI CSA poly pipe
#12 or #10 pump cable
Cottage Water Supply custom-designed submersible pump stand.
Hot-dip galvanized steel with PVC sleeve.
Internal or External Serge Baril self-regulating heating cable.
Used to protect the poly pipe at the shore.
Used to insulate pipe and heating cable at the shore.
- Constant slope from the cottage to the water source — no dips or valleys
- Minimum rise:run of 1:10
- Minimum water depth of 7’ for placement of the pump in the lake
Does your cottage have different requirements?
We can always find a custom solution for you. Give us a call: 416-255-8087
**Systems are customized. Actual components may vary.