Well Aware encourages Ontario's residential well owners to protect their wells and our common groundwater supplies.
A large number of Ontarians take their water from groundwater wells and dispose of their waste water on site. Every rural resident has an important role in the water cycle. We take water from wells, treat it, use or consume it, and then release it into septic systems, to eventually make its way back into the groundwater or surface water near by.
Well owners in Ontario are responsible for the safety and operation of their own wells and septic systems and for what those systems put back into the water cycle.
The Well Aware program is unfortunately not available for the 2012 season (free information kits still available).
Previous seasons saw the program offered in York and Peel Regions. They offered a comprehensive free information kit and a free on-site guided assessment of your well by trained Well Assessors.
For on-site visits for your well, be sure to call a Ministry of Environment licensed contractor.
A Greener York- Rogers Television
As a well owner, you want to know your water is clear, clean, and safe for your family to drink. Watch Roger's Television "Greener York" episode featuring Well Aware:
Frequently Asked Questions
To read about many of Well Aware's Frequently Asked Questions click here.
For further information or to receive the free information kit for rural well owners please contact our offices (kits still available for 2012 season).
1-866-280-4431 Ext. 118
Cool Clean Water...
Your well taps into one of nature’s treasures – cool, clean groundwater. You and your family depend on this precious resource every day for cooking, washing, and a continuous supply of safe drinking water. Take care of your well and your groundwater – for the sake of your family, your neighbours, and future generations.