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 the Wellhead Upgrades and Well Water Testing Rebates!


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).

As your own 'water manager', it is your job to be wellSMART and 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. 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. Bottles will be provided to take home for water sampling.


2018 Workshops:

Cedar Heritage Centre
Wednesday October 3rd 5pm - 7pm
1644 MacMillan Rd., Cedar

Errington War Memorial Hall
Wednesday October 10th 5pm- 7pm
1390 Errington Rd.


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.




Information for Well Owners