Well workshop planned for Wednesday

The free workshop will give well owners information on water supply sources and well protection, maintenance and operation.

For many Township residents, wells are their only source of water for drinking, cooking, irrigation, and other uses around the home and farm. For the sake of safe and healthy water, it is vitally important that the wells are properly cared for, and now the Township is offering owners the WOW factor.

WOW – a Well Owners Workshop — will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Murrayville firehall, 22170 – 50 Ave.

The free workshop will give well owners information on water supply sources and well protection, maintenance, and their operation. Water treatment options and how to interpret water testing results will be discussed, and presentations will be made by industry, government, science and health experts.

Township staff and workshop partners will be on hand to answer questions, and a water quality testing lab display will be set up. Educational material on wells, groundwater, and health will also be distributed.

Pre-registration is encouraged by calling toll free 1 855 530-8934, or visit bcgwa.org.

People can still register at the event.

The free Well Owners Workshop is presented by the B.C, Groundwater Association in co-operation with the provincial Ministries of Environment and Agriculture, and Agri-Food Canada, with support from the Township, the City of Abbotsford, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, and the Fraser Health Authority.

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