2019 Funding to Decommission Abandoned Water Wells

2019 Funding to Decommission Abandoned Water Wells

Landowners in the City of Hamilton may be eligible to receive financial assistance to decommission abandoned water wells on their property, up to a maximum of $1,000 per well, with a limit of two wells per property.

An abandoned well that is not properly filled, sealed and capped poses risks such as a safety hazard for people and animals, and it provides a direct route for contaminants to enter groundwater. Protect yourself, your family and neighbours by properly decommissioning abandoned water wells.

Before you decommission your well, please call the Hamilton Watershed Stewardship Program at 905-525-2181, extension 196, or contact Jeff Stock, Watershed Stewardship Technician at jstock@conservationhamilton.ca.