Haldi aquifer to be tested
The water table in the Haldi Road area near the old school is a highly-contentious issue for area residents.
Especially those concerned about the possibility of the school being used for a drug and alcohol treatment facility for women, similar to what Baldy Hughes is for men.
The impact on the aquifer in the area was one of the concerns raised at a raucous public meeting earlier this year.
Craig Wood, owner of the former Haldi Elementary School and The Northern Supportive Recovery Society have engaged EBA Consultants, a Tetra Tech Company to conduct a scientific review of the ground water system at the proposed site of the Northern Supportive Recovery Center for Women.
“Our neighbours in the Haldi area are concerned about the aquifers ability to handle increased capacity, we are listening to those concerns and seeking answers for them,” said Dr. Michelle Sutter, board member of the Northern Supportive Recovery Centre for Women.
EBA field staff will be in Prince George beginning July 11 to conduct aquifer testing and analysis, a hydrogeological assessment and well survey and finally preparing a state and sensitivity report which will be shared with the neighborhood.
Residents wishing to participate in the scientific well survey are encouraged to visit the centre’s web site at www.northernwomen.ca for more information.
Surveyors will select from self-nominated well owners within a one-kilometre radius of the facility, no private wells will be tested unless the owner nominates themselves.
“This is an opportunity for both our organization and the residents of the Haldi area to have their questions answered, said project manager Marshall Smith, I look forward to hearing from interested participants.”
Anyone wishing information about EBA Consultants may visit their web site at www.eba.ca