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The BC Water Sustainability Act Groundwater Licencing Application Deadline is Fast Approaching!

The deadline to submit an existing use groundwater licence application and avoiding the application fees is December 31, 2017. Submitting a groundwater licence application ensures that applicants keep their priority date, which is based on the first-time groundwater was used by the applicants.

Existing groundwater users have until March 1, 2019 to apply for a licence and keep their precedence. Once the March 1, 2019 deadline passes, all groundwater users are considered new applicants. All users must apply for a new groundwater licence, pay the application fees and their date of precedence is the date the licence is authorized.

Please see the table below for the requirements on groundwater use:

For more information, please contact Maheen Scott, Waterline Resources Inc.’s Water Sustainability Coordinator at 250-585-0802 or

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