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wellSMART
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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!

Fall 2017 Workshops

Learn about:

  • Well maintenance and operation
  • Protecting your water source
  • Water testing and treatment
  • Water treatment options
Industry and government experts will be available to answer your questions.
Lantzville Royal Canadian Legion Branch 257
Wednesday October 25 5pm - 7pm
7227 Lantzville Rd., Lantzville

Parksville Community and Conference Centre
Wednesday November 1 10am - 12pm
132 Jensen Ave. East, Parksville BC

Call 1888 828 2069 to register! Contact us at watersmart@rdn.bc.ca with any questions.

Water test bottles will be available at the workshop and there will be an opportunity to drop-off your well water sample at the same location as the workshop, afterwards. Maxxam Analytics (formerly North Island Labs) will have a drop-off available, for the convenience of workshop participants. Times and locations to be announced. Please bring cash or cheque to pay for analysis at time of drop-off.

wellSMART Workshops

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.

Links

Information for Well Owners

Well Water Protection and Groundwater Stewardship Ground Water Protection Regulation
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
Water Well Disinfection - Using the Simple Chlorination Method Hardness in Groundwater
Fecal & E-coli Bacteria in Groundwater Nitrate in Groundwater
Total, Fecal & E. coli Bacteria in Groundwater Nitrate in Groundwater
Arsenic in Groundwater Fluoride in Groundwater
Arsenic in Groundwater Fluoride in Groundwater
Sodium in Groundwater Iron & Manganese in Groundwater
Sodium in Groundwater Iron & Manganese in Groundwater
2015 Workshop Poster wellSMART Workshop Presentation
2015 Workshop Poster wellSMART Workshop Presentation
Well Information Sheet Well Inspection Report
Well Information Sheet Well Inspection Report
Well Water Testing Log Sheet Well Registration Form
Well Water Testing Log Sheet Well Registration Form