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MD of Foothills: Working Well Workshop

February 10, 2015, Blackie Community Hall, 7 – 10:30 pm

If you are one of 450,000 Albertans who use their water well for household purposes, the key to ensuring your water supply is safe and secure is knowing how groundwater works, learning about your well and understanding how to properly maintain it.

Proper water well siting, construction, maintenance and plugging will help protect your well from biofouling and contamination, save you costly repairs, and ensure your well water yields are sustained over many years.

Find out what you can do to protect your well. ATTEND THIS FREE WATER WELL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP being hosted by M.D. of Foothills, and presented by the Working Well Program, with technical expertise provided by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.

During the workshop we will cover:

  • Groundwater – how it works
  • Water quality and quantity testing
  • Well protection – protecting your well from contamination
  • Basic well maintenance
  • Water sampling – how to do it

To attend the workshop, please pre-register by E-mailing Sherri at the M.D. of Foothills at sherri.barrett@mdfoothills.com or call to register at 403-603-6250. IMPORTANT When registering we will need your Legal land description or your Lot/Block/Plan#, Date of Well Completion, and Original Owner or Depth of Well. This information will allow us to research and provide you with all the information for your well from provincial records to be used in the workshop.

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