Clean Water. Well Protected.
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.
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.
The Working Well program has information resources available free of charge for water well owners and others interested in learning and promoting how to protect and maintain water wells.
Celebrating 10 Years of Working Well
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 past 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, and Alberta Health Services, along with individuals from the Alberta Water Well Drilling Association, Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen, rural municipalities and other organizations from across the province. Working Well recently received recognition with a 2019 Premier’s Public Service Award, for excellence in service delivery, public policy innovation and leadership in the Alberta Public Service.
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.
- Workshops are currently being scheduled for Fall 2019.
To book a Working Well workshop or order copies of Working Well fact sheets, brochures and other resources, contact the Information Centre: