Draft Manual Available
Six years after being conceived, four years since the writing team began, and after one year on the desks of the legal team at the MOE, the much anticipated Best Management Practices Manual has been released for public comment. This hefty tome checks in at 856 pages (plus legislation). This document, Test Holes and Dewatering Wells: Requirements and Best Management Practices, sets out the MOE expectations when licenced well drillers are installing groundwater monitoring wells, including those for geotechnical and environmental site assessment purposes. When advising drillers how they would like their wells constructed, consultants should be familiar with the MOE recommended best management practices. Although the comment period for the draft is now closed, you can access the information by clicking MOE BMPs for Wells.
Date: April 2013