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County holding well water management workshop

The County of Grande Prairie is set to hold a free workshop to help residents learn more about how they can maintain and monitor well water systems.

Rural Extension Officer Jill Henry says the event will go over a number of topics, including methodology, maintenance, and protecting your well.

“As a landowner, it’s your responsibility to maintain the well from contamination and to make sure the water in there is good to go,” she says.

Henry adds a health inspector will also be on hand as part of the workshop, and they plan to detail all the do’s and don’ts when it comes to proper well water safety and bacteria prevention.

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“Lots of times there will be an older well that will have something like an old rag stuffed down there, or an old bucket taped to the top. That may be good for the short term, but in the long term that can build up with different bugs, it can have mice going in there, and have all sorts of contaminants entering the groundwater.”

The workshop is set for October 30th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum.

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