Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment continues to adopt “best management practices” documents as guidance for environmental consultants and industries. The proposed draft guidance on Test Holes and Dewatering Wells: Requirements and Best Management Practices Manual is now formally adopted. The Manual also provides a plain language summary of the Wells Regulation (O. Reg. 903/90 under Ontario Water Resources Act R.S.O. 1990) on test holes and dewatering wells. It is intended to help protect Ontario’s groundwater resources and well supplies.
See: Test Holes and Dewatering Wells: Requirements and Best Management Practices Draft manual.
The next draft manual is Water Supply Well – Requirements and Best Management Practices Manual. The Ministry of the Environment is seeking input on a proposed revision of the draft Water Supply Well: Requirements and Best Management Practices Manual.