WellSmart

WellSmart

Help protect the groundwater we share.

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.

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, Island Health, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, and Bureau Veritas Laboratories.

As your own 'water manager', it is your job to be WellSmart and properly care for your well in order 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
  • Drought management

2019 WellSmart Workshops:

Date Location Time
Tuesday, October 8th 2019 Agi Hall (465 South Road, Gabriola) 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15th 2019 Nanoose Library Centre (2489 Nanoose Road, Nanoose) 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 29th 2019 Mountain View Elementary (2480 E Wellington Road, Nanaimo) 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Please register to reserve your spot! Call 250-248-3252 or 1-888-828-2069 or visit www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation. Contact us at watersmart@rdn.bc.ca with any questions.

Water test bottles will be available at the workshop, courtesy of Bureau Veritas (BV) Laboratories.

Information for Well Owners:

BC's Groundwater Protection Regulation

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Well Water Disinfection

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Arsenic in Groundwater

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Flouride in Groundwater

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Hardness in Groundwater

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Iron & Manganese in Groundwater

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Nitrate in Groundwater

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Sodium in Groundwater

Sodium%20in%20Groundwater.pdf

Total, Fecal, & E.coli Bacteria in Groundwater

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Well Information Sheet

Well%20Information%20Sheet.pdf

Well Inspection Report

Well%20Inspection%20Report.pdf

Well Registration Form

Well%20Registration%20Form.pdf

Well Water Testing Log Sheet

Well%20Water%20Testing%20Log%20Sheet.pdf

WellSmart Workshop Presentation

WellSmart%20Workshop%20Presentation.pdf

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Rural Water Quality Stewardship Rebates

Upgrading old wells helps everyone. A corroded casing, failed surface seal, or missing cap can affect the quality of your water and that of your neighbours. Rural Water Quality Stewardship Rebates are available to well owners. Visit the Wellhead Upgrades Rebate and Well Water Testing Rebate pages for more details.Well head in rural setting