Water Licences

Water licences or water use registration is required or recommended for all water users BC. Well owners need not have a licence, but they are encouraged to register their well to protect their rights, since rights are doled out on a first come first serve basis.

Well registration is done by filling in a PDF and sending it in to the Provincial Government. The PDF is found here:

Those who use lake water systems are (in nearly all cases) required to have a licence. The licence runs with the land, but homeowners are required to update the licensor when they sell.
Water licences can be done through Front Counter BC and you can find the applications here: http://www.frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca
 Front Counter BC can answer any inquiries you have about water licences and well registration.