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.