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  • The Ministry of Public Works is advising that effective August 6, 2018, Blackwatch Pass will be closed to traffic so that construction works can be conducted. The closure will be for an extended period of time. While Blackwatch Pass is closed the public is encouraged to seek alternative routes to avoid delays.

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  • The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs is advising that beginning Friday, August 10 the Central Bus Terminal ticket kiosk in Hamilton will operate on an amended schedule. Read more

How do I apply for a Water Right?

How do I apply for a Water Right?

Before constructing a well or borehole, you must apply for a Water Right. Only after approval by the Environmental Authority may the well or borehole be constructed.

Water Right Application 2014.pdf

Fees

  • Domestic Well (less than 500 imperial gallons per day) - $79 every 5 years
  • Commercial Well (more than 500 imperial gallons per day) - $509 every 5 years

Fees are updated in the Government Fees Regulations.

 

The hydrologist will determine whether the flows proposed on the Water Right application can be accommodated within the current demand for the water lens. The findings of the hydrologist and other factors will be considered by the Environmental Authority during their monthly meetings.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will contact the applicant with the outcome.

 

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