….. The only problem was that scarcely anyone paid any attention to it. Particularly the thousands of individuals, farmers, businesses and entities in rural B.C. who use well water for anything other than domestic purposes, and have been doing so for years.
That collective indifference and the government’s slow acknowledgment of it is about to hit a lot harder than the new law ever did.
It has the potential to create disruption across rural B.C. starting March 1, 2022, when about 15,000 well owners discover their wells are now illegal and could be subject to shut down.
People have been issuing warnings about this for several years, but a legislature committee heard first-hand last week about how bad it could get. …