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BBB Announces Top Ten List for 2014

Well Decommissioning Guidelines

BBB Announces Top Ten List for 2014
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Rise in sea level causing concerns for groundwater.
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Well Decommissioning Guidelines

Available from DOE: Decommissioning a well means to permanently fill in and seal it, eliminating it as a source of water. Improperly constructed, unused, or contaminated wells that are beyond repair must be properly decommissioned according to the Water Well Decommissioning Guidelines. (pdf will open in new window)

Consumer Alert! Its the Law.

All work performed on wells in the Province of Nova Scotia must be performed by certified persons holding current certification. Well contractors and pump installers must have on the job training and be tested before being certified. Certificates are renewed annually and all contractors must carry a current wallet size certificate. Ask before you hire! If your contractor does not have the necessary qualifications, think twice before hiring.

DOE search tool: http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/cms/Search.asp

Consumer Alert! Water testing Scams

Worried about the safety of your drinking water? You are not alone. Fears about the purity of our water have increased dramatically in recent years, along with news reports of leaking landfills, corroding lead pipes, pesticide applications and faulty septic systems. These reports paint a gloomy picture of human wastes, pesticides, and other chemicals seeping into both well and ground water.
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Consumer Alert! No Salt Water Softeners

What is water softening?
Water softening is the removal of calcium and a few other minerals that can cause our working water to damage household property. When it deposits as scale, calcium carbonate (limestone) is an abrasive rock like mineral.
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