BLACKSTOCK, ON – November 23, 2016 – As many people continue to struggle with the drought conditions that have impacted the Kawartha Conservation watershed, homeowners, residents and business owners will have an opportunity to hear from and talk with experts during a FREE Water Well Workshop December 5 in Blackstock.
The Managing Your Well During Drought workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Blackstock Recreation Complex and will cover a number of topics of interest to the local community.
“We have heard from a number of concerned residents and business owners about their wells as the region continues to experience a prolonged period of below average precipitation,” explained Stewardship Technician Mackenzie Kirkham. “As a result we are bringing together staff and experts to help address questions and provide valuable information in an open forum.”
Eades Well Drilling Well Technician Greg Bullock will join Kawartha Conservation Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark and Stewardship Technician Greg Bunker for the evening’s workshop.
“Holly will provide an up to date introduction about current watershed conditions and the concerns that have arisen as a result. Greg Bullock will then lead participants through a water well self-assessment, to help well owners better understand their well and how to maintain it,” explained Stewardship Technician Mackenzie Kirkham.
Greg Bunker will introduce water harvesting and conservation techniques in response to the ongoing low water levels.
“This will be the first in a series of Water Well Workshops with additional sessions planned for other parts of the watershed in the New Year,” said Ms. Kirkham. “The southern portion of the watershed has been experiencing exceptionally dry conditions this year and we wanted to provide this valuable information to well owners across that area as soon as possible.”
If you have questions or concerns about your well, you are encouraged to attend the Free Water Well Workshop on December 5 from 7 to 9 p.m.