Managing our shared groundwater resources helps communities maintain a healthy water supply for families, fish and our future. While the registration and licensing process has improved in recent months, Tyson said many users have withheld registration of their wells in order to avoid paying user fees. Well agreements are a common and important part of common wells. This type of agreement is mainly a matter of common sense. In that respect, those agreements would resemble other agreements, such as. B common access agreements. If you own or plan to acquire property that uses a well for basic water supply for any purpose, you should be aware of the general requirements for the construction, maintenance and maintenance of your well. In certain circumstances, the parties suspend the shutdown of water services under the agreement. If a party finds a new water source, such as a new well or municipal water source, it may need time to build and commission its new water source. Agreements that allow parties to use water for a reasonable amount of time before putting their new systems online are beneficial. Seasonal factors such as frozen soils in winter or water for landscaping and rearing in summer should also be taken into consideration. Neighbours who share access to the well are generally expected to share equally in the costs of maintenance, repairs and contributions to electricity costs.

As soon as water reaches each property, owners are often responsible for their own individual water treatment and pressure systems for each property. A well agreement does not guarantee the quality, quantity or drinkability of the water. Well water should be tested regularly for drinkability. Printing systems, plasticizers and other processing systems vary. Local health companies are usually very familiar and are able to deal with practical issues. It is preferable for the parties to consider how the costs will be allocated if the use of the well is extended in the future. Even if a common well is only used for domestic needs, an increase in the water table withdrawn may require a larger well or infrastructure. If one party wishes to extend its use of the well and the other does not, this may lead to a conflict between them with regard to the additional costs associated with enlargement. A common restriction for domestic wells is a bar for the use of water for swimming pools. The agreement should expressly advise against other identifiable large-scale uses, either by mentioning the use or by measuring the use of the amount of water for each connection. Not all lots have wells. In most cases, the wells are shared by several neighbors and are usually on land with a pump.

It is to this owner that the electricity is charged to operate the pump. Normally, they are responsible for maintaining the pump and bearing the cost of hydropower to its neighbors. Well agreements are a common and important part of common wells. According to Ron Janzen, a lawyer at Smith Neufeld Jodoin, this type of agreement is primarily a matter of common sense. “The risks I see of multiple owners sharing a single well would be similar to the risks that neighbors share almost everything, like lawn mowers, fences, etc.,” says Janzen.Er recommends that a formal agreement registered with the Land Titles Office should always be a good idea.