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Well Water Testing

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Status: The Well Water Testing Rebate is open for 2018. Submit your Voucher with your well water sample at BC Provincially Accredited labs for in-lab rebate.

Maximum Value

This incentive program rebates 50% off (up to $150) for full spectrum well water quality tests.

Who Can Apply

This rebate program is available to all residential landowners with a private domestic well in the RDN, including electoral areas (A, B, C, E, F, G, H) and member municipalities (Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Qualicum Beach).

Eligibility

  • Each private domestic well is eligible for one (1) rebate over the lifetime of the program. Only property owners are eligible to receive the rebate.
  • The rebate is available on a first come, first served basis. Once funds are exhausted, the program will be finished for this year.
  • Full spectrum analysis of well water must at a minimum cover: Total Coliform and Escherichia coli (E. coli), pH, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Hardness, Nitrate, Nitrite, Sulphate, Fluoride, Chloride, and 32 element metals scan.
  • Water quality analysis must be completed by a provincially accredited lab (i.e. on Vancouver Island: Maxxam Analytics or MB Laboratories). For the full Directory of Qualified Laboratories in BC visit www.nrs.gov.bc.ca/qualified-labs.
  • All water samples must be submitted between January 1 and December 14, 2018.

How To Apply

Submit your completed Well Water Testing Voucher to the lab with your sample. The lab will electronically send your voucher to the RDN, once approved 50% of your total lab analysis cost (up to $150) will be taken off your bill in-lab.
  1. Print a voucher from this website or pick one up from our office (6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo).
  2. Pick-up water sample bottles available from the locations listed below.
  3. Take a water sample from your tap, following the proper procedures.
  4. Take your sample and voucher to a drop-off location (listed below) or directly to the lab within 24 hours. Keep sample cool (in fridge or clean cooler with ice packs).
  5. 50% off the cost will be taken off your bill in-lab.
  6. The lab will send you your results and help you understand your findings.
TIP: check the "agree" box on the voucher if you choose to share your water quality results to improve knowledge of groundwater trends region-wide.

Bottle Pick-up Locations Sample Drop-off Location
Andrew Sheret
2545 McCullough Road
Nanaimo
250-758-7383
Yes. Drop off in person between 8:00 - 11:00 am, MONDAYS ONLY. Sample will be sent to Maxxam Labs in Courtenay.
Andrew Sheret
1137 Smithers Road
Parksville
250-951-9997
Yes. Drop off in person between 8:00 - 11:00 am, MONDAYS ONLY. Sample will be sent to Maxxam Labs in Courtenay.
Arbutus Home Building Centre
785 Ross Way
Gabriola Island
250-247-8157
No
Iritex Pumps and Irrigation
1009 Allsbrook Road
Parksville
250-248-7028
Yes. Drop off in person between 8:30 am - 10:00 am, Monday through Thursday. Sample will be sent to Maxxam Labs in Courtenay. Courier fees apply.
Maxxam Labs
2775 B Moray Avenue
Courtenay
250-338-7786
Yes. Drop off in person during business hours or arrange courier to deliver sample directly to lab.
MB Labs
2062 West Henry Avenue
Sidney
250-656-1334
Yes. Drop off in person during business hours or arrange courier to deliver sample directly to lab.
Red Williams Well Drilling
1125 Smithers Road
Parksville
250-248-4551
Yes. Drop off in person. Open Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Sample will be sent to Maxxam Labs. Courier fees apply.
RDN office, 2nd Floor
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo
250-390-6560
No

TIP: If your well does not have a provincial ID Tag and/or your well information has not been submitted to the BC WELLS Database by your well driller, the previous homeowner, or yourself, register your well now! Why? Click here

Resources

If you have any additional questions, please call 250-390-6560 or email watersmart@rdn.bc.ca.