Stormy Lake Association


To Whom It May Concern,


My name is Sarah Lavallee and I am a graduate student in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, under the supervision of Dr. Anna Majury. We are currently working on a research project associated with private groundwater drinking sources; i.e. well water. This project aims to understand knowledge regarding private well water use and stewardship, with the aim to develop a knowledge-based tool intended for use by private well owners, including cottage owners.


We are interested in surveying residents who have a well on their property. The survey is a collaboration between Queen’s University, McMaster University, Dublin Institute of Technology and Public Health Ontario. The information gathered from this survey will contribute to the research project titled, “Exploring, Developing and Evaluating Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessment Measures: Implications for rural Ontario communities using private groundwater drinking sources” (The “WELLness” Project).


Our research team is hoping to collaborate with your association in order to promote this survey through your website and/or social media and contacts with a link that will re-direct interested individuals to the survey. The survey will only take 10-12 minutes to complete.

You will find the link to the survey here:


If you are not the person to whom this email should be addressed, please kindly forward to the appropriate person. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns regarding this request. You can email me directly via this email address, or Tessa Latchmore at: Thank you.



Sarah Lavallee


Sarah LavalleeB.Sc.H

MES Candidate | School of Environmental Studies | Queen's University