October 18, 2020
Rural Water Watch was thrilled to host our first annual Healthy Wells Day on October 18, 2020. Three communities across Nova Scotia hosted water testing events: Greenville in Yarmouth County, Weymouth Falls in Digby County, and Carrolls Corner in Halifax County. Later in the day, a video about arsenic in drinking water, and discussion on maintaining a healthy drinking water well with Gordon Check from the Nova Scotia Department of the Environment, were held on our Facebook page.
Rural Water Watch provided bacteria testing for participants, as well as general advice and education for well maintenance. Approximately 75 samples from all three communities were analyzed at AGAT Laboratories. We are still working with communities to help well owners take the next steps based on their results.
Our first Healthy Wells Day was a great success! We are looking forward to expanding next year, with events in more communities and more education opportunities. If you are interested in holding a testing event in your community, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org!