Your family's health depends on it!
The wellSMART education program helps private well owners protect the quality and supply of their drinking water. As a private well owner, you have access to one of nature's most valuable resources - cool, clean groundwater. You rely on this precious resource to supply clean, safe drinking water to your family.
Rebates available: In addition to wellSmart educational workshops, we are also offering financial help for well owners through our Rural Water Quality Stewardship Rebate Program!
Gabriola Island Women's Institute HallCall 1888 828 2069 to register! Contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Thursday October 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
476 South Road, Gabriola Island
Jonanco Hobby Shop
Tuesday October 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2745 White Rapids Road, Nanaimo
Parksville Community & Conference Centre
Thursday October 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
132 Jensen Ave, Parksville
Water test bottles will be available at the workshop and there will be an opportunity to drop-off your well water sample the next morning at the same location as the workshop, as Maxxam Analytics (formerly North Island Labs) will have a drop-off available from 8:30-9:30 am. Please bring cash or cheque to pay for analysis at time of drop-off.
Learn how to keep your well in safe running order! wellSMART workshops will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions of local well drillers and pump installers, the Vancouver Island Health Authority, the BC Ministry of Environment, and Maxxam Analytics (North Island Labs). The lab will provide sample bottles for residents to take home for water testing. For a convenient drop-off, a lab representative will be at the workshop venue the following morning between 8:30 - 9:30 to receive water samples to take to the Lab in Courtenay for those who want to take advantage of the 50% off RDN Rebate Voucher.
As your own 'water manager', it is your job to be wellSMARTand properly care for your well in order to protect the health of your family, friends, community, and environment. Your well is the most important asset on your property and without an adequate water supply, your property value may decline. Taking proper care of your well may protect your investment and extend the operational life of your well.
|Well Water Protection and Groundwater Stewardship for Rural Areas||BC's Ground Water Protection Regulation|
|Water Well Disinfection - Using the Simple Chlorination Method||Hardness in Groundwater|
|Total, Fecal & E. coli Bacteria in Groundwater||Nitrate in Groundwater|
|Arsenic in Groundwater||Fluoride in Groundwater|
|Sodium in Groundwater||Iron & Manganese in Groundwater|
|2015 Workshop Poster||wellSMART Workshop Presentation|
|Well Information Sheet||Well Inspection Report|
|Well Water Testing Log Sheet||Well Registration Form|