Dec. 15, 2008
FREDERICTON (CNB) - A new atlas is available online to help persons seeking information about the quality of groundwater in any given area. Environment Minister Roland Haché released the New Brunswick Groundwater Chemistry Atlas today.
"I am particularly proud to release this document," Haché said. "The Department of Environment has a wealth of information on natural groundwater quality, and we want to be transparent and share this information with New Brunswickers. This will be a valuable resource for individuals looking for information on natural groundwater quality in a particular area of the province."
The atlas is comprised of groundwater quality data collected under the potable water regulation of the Clean Water Act from domestic water wells drilled between 1994 and 2007.
The atlas is expected to be a useful reference for health professionals, scientists, researchers, planners, municipal officials and the public. The atlas provides information on 28 naturally occurring chemical parameters related to groundwater quality, including pH, fluoride, hardness as well as information on geology, well depth and location.
"I would like to take this opportunity to encourage all New Brunswickers to test their well water regularly to ensure the cleanliness and safety of their water supply," Haché said.
The New Brunswick Groundwater Chemistry Atlas is available online.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, public affairs, Environment, 506-453-3700.