The BC government Groundwater Wells website contains information for property owners with wells, including links to various fact sheets and brochures for well owners.
Property owners that rely on wells for drinking water are encouraged to test their water periodically to make sure it is safe to drink. There are various resources available to help you understand what to test for, and what action to take.
The Regional District of Nanaimo has a Well Smart education program that helps private well owners protect the quality and supply of their drinking water.
Bowen Island Municipality has Tips for Private Well Users to help protect your water supply and to deal with a dry well.
Wells and Groundwater Workshops – Summer 2017
During the summer, Islands Trust hosted a series of workshops to share information on wells and their impacts on groundwater, and to promote water conservation. Our partners include the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations, Vancouver Island Health Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health.
You can download the presentation in case you missed a workshop or are unable to attend. We have also included maps of each island showing the location of private wells - something we noticed is popular at the workshops. Click on the name of the island of interest to view the slide deck specific to that island: