Observation wells to be installed in Agassiz

Province government chooses two sites to gather local aquifer data

The provincial government is drilling two wells in the District of Kent, in order to obtain regular information about the area’s aquifer.

There are already 167 active observation wells in B.C., and the information gathered by the ministry in charge is shared with municipalities and the public.

The sites chosen are on Wilson Road near the Lougheed Hwy. and on a small parcel owned by the District of Kent, on Morrow Rd. near the Haig Hwy.

The sites will be equipped with water level monitoring equipment, and water levels will be uploaded daily to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources’ website.

The information gathered is compared to other water levels in the area, to give a bigger picture of the water flow, a letter from the ministry to the District explained.

The wells will be about 15 m in depth, with a maximum depth of 20m, and constructed with 3.5″ PVC.

Water samples will also be taken twice a year, in an effort to monitor drinking water quality.

There are two of the observation wells in Chilliwack, one in Mission, and eight in Abbotsford.

The work is expected to be completed by the end of March this year.

The equipment runs on solar power, and will be checked by ministry staff four times a year, two of which times include the water quality tests.

 

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