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BC Water Sustainability Act Update

The new British Columbia Water Sustainability Act was introduced to the public on February 26, 2016. The new regulations were put in place to help conserve our fresh, clean water for current and future BC residents.

Under the new rules of the act, all non-domestic groundwater wells must be licenced. The Groundwater Licence Application includes a series of questions related to the water works infrastructure and the hydrogeological setting (aquifer description, well details, estimated yield, etc.), and is submitted to the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO).

If you submit an application before the December 31st, 2017 deadline, then the application fee from FLNRO is waived. Waterline completes Water Sustainability Act applications for less than the cost of application fee after this deadline.

If you are interested in having a professional hydrogeologist create and submit an application package to the BC Ministry of FLNRO on your behalf, please contact Waterline's Water Sustainability Coordinator, Maheen Scott, at 250-585-0802.

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