Be well awareSunday, September 09, 2012 by: Kate AdamsGreening Nipissing
What you don’t know about your well... can hurt your family. Be Well Aware.
As a private well owner in Ontario, you are responsible for maintaining your well to prevent contamination. That’s the law.
For a special introductory rate of just $200 you can learn what you need to know to protect your family's health right at home. You'll learn:
• how to complete a self-assessment of your own well
• groundwater basics and how your well works
• why it's important to test your well water
• what to do if your water tests are bad
• steps you can take to prevent adverse tests
• what symptoms can be caused by drinking bad water
Upon course completion, based on information you submit about your own well, you'll receive a confidential report with advice from our Well Aware certified hydrogeologist.
Graduates will also be eligible to win a free vermin-proof cap installed on their well (a $400 value).
Anyone with a computer and internet can participate.
The Well Aware program started in 2001.Green Communities Canada members such as Greening Nipissing provide this program to the public. In total Well Aware has helped with 3,800 guided self-assessments and distributed over 205,000 booklets.
Mention Greening Nipissing when you sign up and receive a free t-shirt. Check out www.wellaware.ca for more information.
Greening Nipissing is a charitable environmental organization that welcomes support from the community. For more information check out www.greeningnipissing.org and www.wellaware.ca