Introduction

Private water well owners in Alberta are responsible for managing and maintaining their water wells. The Working Well program provides well owners with the information and tools they need to properly care for their wells.

For information on our vision, objectives and partners, see About Working Well.

Awareness

Working Well was a finalist at the 27th annual Emerald Awards presentation on June 5, 2018, at the Theatre Junction Grand in Calgary. The Alberta Emerald Foundation annually celebrates innovation and environmental achievement bringing awareness to unique environmental projects occurring throughout the province.

Resources

The Working Well program has information resources available for water well owners and others interested in learning and promoting how to protect and maintain water wells.

Acknowledgments

Since it was launched in 2008, Working Well has grown to become a very successful and in-demand program for rural Albertans, providing them with the information and resources they need to manage their water wells and protect Alberta's groundwater resources. Over 10 years, the Working Well program has delivered 308 workshops to more than 8,100 people in 194 different communities across Alberta.

The success of this program is directly attributed to the hard work and dedication of a truly collaborative team that has drawn on the expertise and commitment of provincial employees from:

  • Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Alberta Health
  • Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
  • Alberta Health Services

We also want to thank the:

  • Alberta Water Well Drilling Association
  • Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen
  • rural municipalities
  • other organizations from across the province

Workshops

Working Well offers province-wide, hands-on workshops for well owners to learn the basics of:

  • groundwater
  • well construction
  • common well problems
  • contamination risks
  • importance of well reclamation
  • best management practices

Working Well offers province-wide, hands-on workshops for well owners to learn the basics of groundwater, well construction, common well problems, contamination risks, importance of well reclamation and best management practices.

Virtual Workshops

Due to COVID-19, Working Well workshops are being held online to ensure well owners are still provided with the information to manage and maintain their well throughout the pandemic. Online workshops will still be held in partnership with a local host, such as the rural municipality or watershed planning and advisory council (WPAC).

Read the 2020 fall virtual workshop schedule (PDF, 265 KB).

Contact

To book a Working Well workshop or order copies of program resources, contact the AEP Information Centre.