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 unused or abandoned well that is not properly filled, sealed and capped provides a direct route for contaminants to enter groundwater reserves, posing risks to drinking water supplies. Abandoned wells can also be a safety hazard for people and animals. Properly decommissioning abandoned water wells helps to protect drinking water supplies and to address potential safety hazards on private property.
Please call the Hamilton Watershed Stewardship Program for more information at 905-525-2181, extension 181 or contact Cherish Gamble, Watershed Stewardship Technician at Cherish.Gamble@conservationhamilton.ca.