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Volunteers needed for sampling of water wells and springs

first_imgCollecting water samples from water wells and sprigs that will be sent to Simon Fraser University and other partner laboratories for analyses to determine the age of the water and the chemical signature of different aquifers (including: metals, cations, anions, hardness, dissolved gases and various isotopes).Addresses and names will be kept strictly confidential and any publications will not identify your location.Advertisement Over the past 3 years, the ministry and university have been working on a pilot project to improve understanding of groundwater in the rural area surrounding Dawson Creek, and are now expanding the project to include the entire Peace River regional district.To date, the study has included sampling private wells and springs, drilling observation wells and conducting non-invasive geophysical surveys along roadways and in fields, hoping to create a picture of how groundwater is moving through the Peace River basin.Participating residents will experience benefits of being a volunteer, including being provided with the results of water analyses and the opportunity for a one-to-one discussion, at your convenience, to interpret those results.- Advertisement -Contribution to this initiative will help lead the ministry to improve water security for residents who depend on well water for both domestic and agricultural needs.The ministry has published their method of observation, which goes to the following:Determining accurate elevation of water table using sonar inside existing water wells and GPS at the surface. Total time to sample a well is approximately 1 hour.If you have a water well or a spring, or know some who does and may be interested, you’re encouraged to contact Catherine Henry at 250 782 9852 or by email at groundwaterstudy@gmail.com to schedule a sampling time.For more information or further discussion, contact Chelton van Geloven at 250 565 4462 or email chelton.vangeloven@gov.bc.ca.center_img Measuring pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen and oxidation/reduction potential on site.last_img

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