Clarence-Rockland Groundwater Study

01-Jun-2013 04-Oct-2013

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) and the City of Clarence-Rockland have partnered with South Nation Conservation, the Ontario Geological Survey, and the University of Ottawa to study groundwater in the City of Clarence-Rockland.

The purpose of the study is to develop maps of expected groundwater quantity and quality. The maps will help to assess the development potential of proposed developments where wells are required as a water supply. This study will serve as a model for similar mapping studies across the rest of UCPR.

To better understand the groundwater aquifers, private wells will be sampled across the City of Clarence-Rockland. We are looking for volunteers to be part of this groundwater study and receive free groundwater sampling of wells. Volunteers must live within the City of Clarence-Rockland and have a well on their property. Well sampling will take place in July and August 2013.

As compensation, all homeowners who participate will receive a free copy of the results from their well water (valued at about $500) and a summary report. No homeowner names, personal information or addresses will be published or released.

Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please contact Tessa Di Iorio (Hydrogeologist) by phone 1-800-984-2948 ex.305 or by email for more information.

Photo courtesy of the Ontario Geological Survey