Overall, the study found that most well owners feel they are not susceptible to well contamination issues because they have not had any health concerns that they linked to their well water quality. Perceived susceptibility is critical, because it helps indicate how motivated people would be to test and/or treat their well.
Lethbridge is set to grow in population - so is the rest of Southern Alberta. Can we be smart about it? Guest blogger Ryan Carriere, Parks Planning Manager of the City of Lethbridge - Infrastructure Services ponders the question, and the OWC offers some insight as well. Alberta is projected to add close to 1.8 million residents over the next 25 years, reaching 6 million by 2041. Now, more than ever before, we must bring watershed vocabulary into our thoughts and actions.