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August 27, 2015

Manitoba Regulations Will Support new Groundwater and Water Well Act

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Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship released, June 30, 2015, a discussion paper on proposed regulations to support Manitoba’s new Groundwater and Water Well Act.

The new Act addresses a number of issues to provide additional protection to groundwater and aquifers. The Act, which applies to geothermal, geotechnical, monitoring and water supply wells:
  • strengthens legislation governing the construction, maintenance and sealing of wells;
  • introduces new licensing and standards to protect groundwater and well owners;
  • allows for certification requirements for well drillers, well sealers and pump installers;
  • formalizes the process for establishing aquifer management plans for the management,
  • protection and sustainable use of aquifers; and
  • enables the development of supporting regulations.
Comments due by August 28, 2015.


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