Rules governing wells and groundwater come into effect across the province

March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016 –

British Columbia’s water sustainability act quietly came into effect this week, finally giving the province the groundwater protection most other jurisdictions have had for decades.

“We’re one of the last holdouts in North America not to require groundwater licenses,” Okanagan Basin Water Board head Anna Warwick Sears says. “For the first time, commercial users will have to get a water license for ground water in B.C.”

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