Country Life in BC

February 21, 2019

BREAKING NEWS! Groundwater licencing deadline extended

by PETER MITHAM

The province has extended the deadline for registering wells and licensing groundwater use for a third time. The new deadline gives producers until March 2, 2022 to register their wells. The surprise move came in view of the fact that only a fraction of non-domestic groundwater users had made a move to register their wells. Groups such as the Okanagan Basin Water Board and even former government staff had questioned the original deadline of February 28, which threatened to make criminals of thousands of unlicensed water users across BC.