Moncton-area well-drilling company charged with violation of Clean Water Act (09/07/07)

NB 962

July 7, 2009

MONCTON (CNB) - A Moncton-area well-driller has been charged in Moncton provincial court with three offences under the Clean Water Act.

The Department of Environment alleges that between Nov. 1, 2008, and April 27, 2009, Ken Trites, operating as Ken Trites Well Drilling, failed to file a well-driller's report with the minister within 30 days of having completed the drilling of a well.

It is also alleged that between those dates he failed to provide a copy of the well-driller's report to the owner of the well, and also failed to attach a well-identifier tag to the completed well.

Trites is scheduled to make his first appearance in Moncton provincial court on July 21, 2009.

Environment Minister T.J. Burke encourages all New Brunswickers to be responsible stewards of the environment and to report any infraction of environmental regulations in the province.


MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, public affairs, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.