About the database

The Alberta Water Well Information Database site contains a database of approximately 500,000 records with nearly 5,000 new drilling reports added annually. The database contains information about individual water well drilling reports, chemical analysis reports up to the end of 1986, springs, flowing shot holes, test holes, and pump tests conducted on the wells.

This site is best accessed over a high-speed internet connection using a screen resolution of 1024 x 768. To maximize screen space available for the application, use the F11 key to toggle the internet explorer buttons off and on.

Through this site you can view the information from the original report received by the Groundwater Information Centre (GIC). You can also print individual records and print the overlaying map(s) that show the wells in relation to other wells and roads, etc.

Some items in the Water Well Information Database are not viewable i.e. geophysical logs, new reports received that have not yet been entered into the database. If you require this information please contact the GIC by email, phone or fax as shown below. To obtain chemical analysis information after 1986 please contact the land owner.

Please note that the data from this site may not be fully checked. The Province disclaims all responsibility for its accuracy.

The site supplies you with single reports for which there is no charge. For a copy of the whole database at no charge please contact the GIC and instructions will be given as to how to download a monthly updated version from our department's ftp site.

To access the database