Wesley Wants Water Testing Answers


A local Councillor is asking the province to get involved in the conversation about contaminated well water in Dover.

File photo.
File photo.

Jeff Wesley says some homeowners are spending $200 to $2,000 on well water tests, and he wants the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to step in and explain which tests are actually needed.

“There’s some confusion and concern out there about who is testing for what, what should be tested for, and what should the cost of that be,” the Ward Five representative says. “I’m not passing any judgement with this motion on testing being done by North Kent Wind or Otter Creek or Water Wells first, that’s not the intent of my motion.”

Wesley says any testing that’s required should not be costing local well owners anything, as they are the innocent parties.

The Councillor says the local aquifer and water well testing are the responsibility of the MOE, and he wants them to give advice to homeowners who are worried about their wells.

Wesley hopes to get the support of his fellow Councillors at Monday night’s council meeting.