Groundwater is precious. It’s sourced from an aquifer, which is a geological formation or underground layer of rock, gravel, sand or silt that contains the groundwater that can be brought to the surface through a well. Ground water from an aquifer is often shared by many users: agriculture, residents, industry and the natural environment.
The Hopington Aquifer is in the central area of the Township of Langley, and is the source of water for food production and residences on the land above the aquifer. All users of groundwater are encouraged to use the water sustainably, so that it will be available when it’s needed. Recharging a depleted aquifer can take years.
Our brochure has tips for using groundwater from the Hopington aquifer