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Groundwater licensing issues continue in B.C., compounded by season’s drought

Licensing requirements were introduced seven years ago, but it hasn't been a smooth ride

September 7, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

British Columbia – British Columbians are still reeling from the fallout from the province’s groundwater licensing requirements that were introduced seven years ago. The requirement under the B.C. Water Sustainability Act (WSA) meant groundwater users had to apply for a licence and pay for such water usage as irrigation and commercial and industrial use. The process has been controversial since the start and has created several unforeseen snags. Drought throughout the province has complicated matters even more. CBC News report | READ MORE

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