Under B.C.’s Water Sustainability Act, British Columbians who are using groundwater (from a well or dugout) for non-domestic uses on their property are required to submit a groundwater-licence application by March 1, 2019.
To help groundwater users learn about what is required, a series of three open houses will explain the groundwater-licence application process in three locations in the Skeena region this fall.
Attend a groundwater licensing open house at the following locations:
- Burns Lake, Lakes District Secondary school, Oct. 23, 4-7 p.m.
- Smithers, Nora Building (3726 Alfred St.), Oct. 24, 4-7 p.m.
- Terrace, Caledonia Secondary school, Oct. 25, 4-7 p.m.
Staff from FrontCounter BC, along with water allocation staff, will be on hand to answer questions and ensure that applications are ready to submit.
To attend one of the open houses, RSVP: email@example.com
People can also call FrontCounter BC in Smithers directly at: 250 847-7260. Drop-ins are also welcome.
A groundwater licence protects water users during droughts and helps ensure the sustainable management of local water resources.
Groundwater guidance: http://ow.ly/E3hS30mgWcn
FrontCounter BC: http://www.frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca/
Or call 1 877 855-3222