Spring 2024 WellSmart Workshop

We will be hosting one in-person WellSmart Workshop this spring, during Water to Earth Month: 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 6-8 p.m. at Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Road

This event is FREE but registration is required - REGISTER HERE or by calling 250-248-3252

With representatives from Island Health and the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resource Stewardship

Learn about:

  • Well Maintenance and operation
  • Protecting your water source
  • Water testing and treatment
  • Water treatment options
  • Drought management

This event is FREE but registration is required - registration coming soon!

2022 WellSmart Workshop

Thank you to all who attended our 2022 virtual workshop. Did you miss our WellSmart workshop this year?  No worries, we recorded it so you can watch it from home at your convenience. Just scroll down below to watch from YouTube. 

Help protect the groundwater we share.

The WellSmart education program helps private well owners protect the quality and supply of their drinking water. As a private well owner, you have access to one of nature's most valuable resources - cool, clean groundwater. You rely on this precious resource to supply clean, safe drinking water to your family.

Learn how to keep your well in safe running order! WellSmart Workshops will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions of local well drillers and pump installers, Island Health, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and Bureau Veritas Laboratories.

As your own 'water manager', it is your job to be WellSmart and properly care for your well to protect the health of your family, friends, community and environment. Your well is the most important asset on your property and without an adequate water supply, your property value may decline. Taking proper care of your well may protect your investment and extend the operational life of your well.

Learn about:

  • Well Maintenance and operation
  • Protecting your water source
  • Water testing and treatment
  • Water treatment options
  • Drought management

Have questions? Email us at watersmart [at] rdn.bc.ca 


For details on the Well Water Testing Rebate visit www.rdn.bc.ca/water-quality-testing-rebate

Contact us at watersmart [at] rdn.bc.ca with any questions.


Information for Well Owners:

BC's Groundwater Protection Regulation


Well Water Disinfection


Arsenic in Groundwater


Flouride in Groundwater


Hardness in Groundwater


Iron & Manganese in Groundwater


Nitrate in Groundwater


Sodium in Groundwater


Total, Fecal, & E.coli Bacteria in Groundwater


Well Information Sheet


Well Inspection Report


Well Registration Form


Well Water Testing Log Sheet


WellSmart Workshop Presentation


WellSmart Logo

Rural Water Quality Stewardship Rebates

Upgrading old wells helps everyone. A corroded casing, failed surface seal, or missing cap can affect the quality of your water and that of your neighbours. Rural Water Quality Stewardship Rebates are available to well owners. Visit the Wellhead Upgrades Rebate and Well Water Testing Rebate pages for more details.