This week the Moose Jaw River Watershed, along with the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, demonstrated the safe decommissioning of a well on a local farm. Agri-Environmental Technician, Shelly Fiorito says the agency's services can be a helpful tool to landowners.

"We're looking at well records that are listed with the water security agency, we're doing some measurements and some calculations based on the diameter of the well, the depth of the water, the depth of the well itself,"

Fiorito went on to explain the necessary precautions involved with well safety.

"Most importantly, I think, for safety is to use the Sask First call service to do the line locates prior to excavation, so you want to know where the all the underground lines are, and you want to make sure you know where all the overhead lines are."

The Moose Jaw River Watershed is happy to help anyone who needs help with the issue, as explained by Fiorito.

"We're hopefully letting people know that we're a valuable resource for landowners, interested in decommissioning wells and that we're able to help them out with the paperwork, all the steps involved, safety considerations, and that we actually do that at no charge to the producers."

You can reach their office of the MJRW at 306 691 3399.