Groundwater Licencing Registration Workshop

Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:30

Groundwater Licensing Requirements for BC Farms & Vineyards Workhop

Wed, Aug 16

Okanagan College, Penticton Campus

Session 1 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Session 2 - 6pm - 9pm

The workshop cost is $15 per person  and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

·         Online: www.grapegrowers.bc.ca·         E-mail: bcga@grapegrowers.bc.ca  ·         Phone: 1-877-762-4652

 

If you use groundwater for any non-domestic purpose, the BC Government requires that you obtain a water licence. This requirement came into force on February 29, 2016 with the Water Sustainability Act. By obtaining a water licence you will have a legal right to use groundwater and enjoy greater security of access to the water for your operation.

This workshop is for you if:

·         You’re a member of the BCGA or an agriculturalist in the South Okanagan/Similkameen

·         You use ground water for agriculture

Benefits of attending the workshop:

·         Background information and opportunity for questions & answers from government staff on how the BC water rights system affects you

·         Step-by-step instruction and assistance through the online registration process – by the end of the workshop, you will have submitted your application for a water licence. Your well will be registered

·         Saves you the government registration application fee – you will beat the December 31, 2017 application deadline to be exempt from application fees.

·         Gives you access to government officials from the Ministries of Agriculture, Environment & Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development to answer your questions and ensure your application is correct

·         Saves you time – you will avoid errors and re-submitting your application

More information at:   Front Counter BC

Sponsored by:

RDOS   BCGA    Okanagan College