For information on groundwater regulation and policy:

Environment and Parks

Water Act, Water (Ministerial) Regulation and Directive for Water Wells and Ground Source Heat Exchange Systems

Guide to Groundwater Authorization


To locate water well drilling reports in Alberta:

Alberta Water Well Information Database


For details on apprenticeship training:

Apprenticeship and Industry Training (Water Well Driller)

Apprenticeship and Industry Training (Earth Loop Technician)


For funding of on-farm water well projeects, including new wells, decommissioning abandoned wells, and removing well pits:

Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Farm Water Supply Program