Groundwater and water wells

How groundwater and water wells are regulated and protected in Alberta.

Services and information

Database of water well drilling reports, chemical analysis reports, springs, flowing shot holes, test holes and pump tests.

Pump tests on water wells are the most common way to determine an aquifer's hydraulic parameters.

Baseline well water testing is required for coalbed methane projects to protect groundwater and the environment.

Information, resources and regulation and policy regarding groundwater.

The Groundwater Observation Well Network (GOWN) monitors wells in aquifers throughout Alberta.

Registered users can report water well-related activities.

Information, workshops and other resources for private water well owners.