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Flooded B.C. well water owners warned of potential liquid manure contamination


December 6, 2021
By Ground Water Canada

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Owners of private drinking water wells in flooded areas of the Metro Vancouver Regional District and Fraser Valley Regional District of British Columbia are being warned that their wells may be at risk of liquid manure contamination.

The risk has been heightened due to high precipitation from recent storms and the potential overflow or failures of liquid manure storage systems.

The Ministry of Health is advising residents who own or are responsible for a private drinking water well that has been affected by flooding to assess their well and take action to protect the people who use its water.

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The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is working with agriculture operators to reduce the risks of liquid manure overflow. To read the order, click here.