The Nanaimo Airport Commission is aware of the value of the groundwater aquifer that lies beneath the airport, and recognizes its duty to protect this resource. GW Solutions has been retained to develop and implement a long-term water strategy. The adopted strategy is based on three simple questions:
GW Solutions was retained by David Nairne & Associates Ltd (DNA) to carry out a groundwater exploration program with the construction and testing of a new production well for the Bonaparte IR #3. GW Solutions understands the new water supply and distribution system that is to be constructed through 2016 – 2017 requires a second production well as per Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) requirements.
Yellow Point Ventures is developing Phase 2 of the proposed subdivision at 3850 Yellow Point Road, Cedar, BC. Phase 2 involves the development of six news lots ranging in size from 2 hectares to 10 hectares each with an individual water source.
The objectives of GW Solutions’ work have been to:
Meet the quantity and quality requirements as outlined by the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) Bylaw 1215 Section 8.3 (b) that states:
GW Solutions, when completing a new 12-inch production well (PW7-2015-GWS-12In) at the Conuma River hatchery, observed that some of the wells (Well #1 to Well #6) were not being used to their full capacity. Hence, GW Solutions proposed to assess the aquifer underlying the Conuma River hatchery.
This assessment by GW Solutions included the following tasks:
Carry out a topographic survey to determine well head elevations;
GW Solutions has undertaken a study with the Custodians of the Peace Country Society to better understand the potential risks to watersheds, potable water supplies, and land values from oil and gas activities in the Hudson’s Hope region.
As part of this study groundwater and gas samples were collected in February 2013 from 15 residential water wells, one community water well, and one pond in the vicinity of Hudson’s Hope. The objectives of the testing...