What’s New: Groundwater Licensing Information and Seminars – deadline March 1, 2022

The deadline from the Provincial Government is quickly approaching and we need to try and help ensure everyone who uses groundwater for all uses except household/domestic (see image below) knows they need to apply to have their groundwater use licenses before March 1, 2022.

There are two upcoming Webinars, one is on Monday, November 22nd at 10 am with the Kootenay Boundary Farm Advisors, and the second is on Tuesday, November 30th at 7 pm with the BC Cattlemens Association.  To see information about the 22nd seminar, click here.  To see information about the 3oth seminar, click here.

The reason that this is so important is that after March 1st, 2022 if the user does not get their groundwater licenced, they could lose the rights to the water if others in the area apply and receive the rights first. But if they apply prior to March 1st they will get the rights based on the date that they first started using the water.

To read the Licensing Groundwater Brochure, click here. 

To read the Licensing Groundwater in BC Questions and Answers, click here.

FrontCounter BC is helping anyone apply, and will enter all the data for you if you do not have or are not comfortable using a computer.

FrontCounter BC FLNR:EX FrontCounterBC@gov.bc.ca  and 1-877-855-3222