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Plumbing Company Fined $4,000 For Maintaining Well Without Valid Licence

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Plumbing Company Fined $4,000 For Maintaining Well Without Valid Licence

Thunder Bay - Craig Plumbing Construction Limited (CPCL) pled guilty and was fined $4,000 for the offence of constructing a well without a valid well contractor's licence, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA).

The company operates a plumbing store in Thunder Bay. The company was contracted to replace a submersible water pump at a rural residence in Neebing, Ontario. The replaced pump continued to have problems, and the ministry was contacted regarding the ongoing submersible water pump issues.

A search of the ministry's records revealed that the technicians employed by the company did not have valid well technician licences, and that the company itself did not have a valid well contractor licence. Regulations require that companies undertaking the construction and maintenance of wells hold a valid well contractor licence.

The company was fined $4,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $1,000 and was given 60 days to pay the fine.

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