Seal up old wells

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Hamilton-Halton Watershed Stewardship Program has funds available through the City of Hamilton to assist landowners with the cost of decommissioning their abandoned water wells. This pilot project will protect ground- water resources through the "plugging and sealing" of unused wells.

Residents may be eligible to receive at least 50% financial assistance to decommission the well, up to a maximum of two wells per property and $500 per well. This project is being conducted in partnership with the City of Hamilton, Green Venture, the Grand River and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authorities and the Hamilton-Wentworth Stewardship Council

An abandoned well that is not properly filled, sealed and capped poses a safety hazard for children and animals and provides a route for contaminants to enter groundwater reserves.

For more information, or if you are interested in participating in the Decommissioning of Abandoned Wells Project or wish to find out about other assistance that is available to address watershed stewardship through project partners, contact Sheila O'Neal, Acting Co-ordinator, 905-525-2181, ext. 164, or by e-mail at soneal@conservationhamilton.ca or contact Jaime Overy, Watershed Stewardship Technician, at 905-525-2181, ext. 165 or by e-mail at jovery@conservationhamilton.ca

Seal up old wells

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Hamilton-Halton Watershed Stewardship Program has funds available through the City of Hamilton to assist landowners with the cost of decommissioning their abandoned water wells. This pilot project will protect ground- water resources through the "plugging and sealing" of unused wells.

Residents may be eligible to receive at least 50% financial assistance to decommission the well, up to a maximum of two wells per property and $500 per well. This project is being conducted in partnership with the City of Hamilton, Green Venture, the Grand River and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authorities and the Hamilton-Wentworth Stewardship Council

An abandoned well that is not properly filled, sealed and capped poses a safety hazard for children and animals and provides a route for contaminants to enter groundwater reserves.

For more information, or if you are interested in participating in the Decommissioning of Abandoned Wells Project or wish to find out about other assistance that is available to address watershed stewardship through project partners, contact Sheila O'Neal, Acting Co-ordinator, 905-525-2181, ext. 164, or by e-mail at soneal@conservationhamilton.ca or contact Jaime Overy, Watershed Stewardship Technician, at 905-525-2181, ext. 165 or by e-mail at jovery@conservationhamilton.ca

Seal up old wells

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Hamilton-Halton Watershed Stewardship Program has funds available through the City of Hamilton to assist landowners with the cost of decommissioning their abandoned water wells. This pilot project will protect ground- water resources through the "plugging and sealing" of unused wells.

Residents may be eligible to receive at least 50% financial assistance to decommission the well, up to a maximum of two wells per property and $500 per well. This project is being conducted in partnership with the City of Hamilton, Green Venture, the Grand River and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authorities and the Hamilton-Wentworth Stewardship Council

An abandoned well that is not properly filled, sealed and capped poses a safety hazard for children and animals and provides a route for contaminants to enter groundwater reserves.

For more information, or if you are interested in participating in the Decommissioning of Abandoned Wells Project or wish to find out about other assistance that is available to address watershed stewardship through project partners, contact Sheila O'Neal, Acting Co-ordinator, 905-525-2181, ext. 164, or by e-mail at soneal@conservationhamilton.ca or contact Jaime Overy, Watershed Stewardship Technician, at 905-525-2181, ext. 165 or by e-mail at jovery@conservationhamilton.ca