CAMBRAY, ON – February 27, 2017 – Homeowners, residents and business owners will have an opportunity to hear from and talk with experts during a FREE Water Well Workshop on March 8 at the Fenelon Township Community Centre (Cambray).
The Managing Your Well During Drought workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fenelon Township Community Centre (Cambray) and will cover a number of topics of interest to the local community.
“We heard from a number of concerned residents and business owners about their wells as the region experienced a prolonged period of below average precipitation throughout much of 2016,” explained Stewardship Outreach Technician Greg Bunker. “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 for the evening’s workshop.
Ms. Shipclark will provide an up to date introduction about current watershed conditions and the concerns that have arisen as a result, while Mr. Bullock will help well owners better understand their well and how to maintain it.
Ward 4 Councillor Andrew Veale said the free workshop would be a great opportunity for local residents to hear about best practices for managing their wells during dry conditions.
“This is a great opportunity for area residents that are new to having a well, as well as those who have always had a well, to hear about best practices for managing there wells during periods of low precipitation,” Coun. Veale said.
This will be the second Water Well Workshop with more than 60 people attending a similar workshop in Blackstock in December.
“To further help area residents with the challenges of low water, we will also be providing a series of workshops in Blackstock and in Lindsay on water harvesting,” explained Mr. Bunker. “We plan to roll those workshops out at the end of March and into April and will be sharing details regarding where and when as we get closer.”
If you have questions or concerns about your well, you are encouraged to attend the Free Water Well Workshop on March 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.