•Annual Water Workshops. Follow the Water Workshop link for information, past reports, and March 1, a current registration form

•lobbied the Ministry of Environment for legislative controls for hydrofracturing of wells. Please follow the Articles link for an explanation of hydrofracturing and our position.

•facilitate workshops for water district trustees on bylaws and health issues and operator training. All programming content assists small water system operators economically acquire Continuing Educational Units for certification maintenance, thus ensuring a supply of qualified people for our small water systems.

•Purchase Water Resource books for island libraries, keeping property owners up to date on the world of water.

•Offer guidance to well owners on well maintenance, where to get assistance.

•Staff 2 interactive booths at our Fall Fair with one on one consultants for well owners, information tables and general local knowledge of well issues.

•Reach our island’s guests and residents with seasonal water alerts and conservation messages via our water conservation sign at the mall.

•Maintain an active and informational website. You may reach MIIWSS exec. via watersociety@shaw.ca

•Continue to work with the Local Trust Committee on water issues, having completed the Official Community Plan Review and Land Use Bylaw.

•Monthly articles appear in the Mayneliner, Pender Post, Saturna Scribbler, Galiano Active Page and other island papers as issues arise that affect all British Columbians.

•Continue with outreach as we carry the message to other groups.

•MIIWSS works with sister Societies from all the islands where potable water raises cross-island urgent issues. Areas such as hydrofracturing of water wells,bulk groundwater withdrawal for sale,Trust bylaws, septic information, groundwater quantity and quality, rainwater collection, rainwater use within the home, and public education re conservation and preservation.