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, 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.
Date and locations to be determined. Please check again in the fall for upcoming workshop details.
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.
- Groundwater Protection Regulation Handbook **NEW**
- Ministry of Environment - Groundwater Protection & Sustainability
- Island Health Authority - Drinking Water
- BC Groundwater Association
- North Island Labs - Water Quality Testing