Rural Water Resources Planner: Newfoundland
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Newfoundland and Labrador

About 30% of Newfoundland and Labrador residents obtain their water from groundwater sources.

The Water Resources Management Division of Newfoundland and Labrador's Environment and Conservation Department has responsibility for the administering the groundwater resources of the province.

Well Data

The Department of Environment and Conservation website provides information on the following topics;
  • Summaries and analyses of the province's Water Well Database which contains information on 13,500+ drilled wells:

Groundwater Reports and Assessments

Regional hydrogeological reports are available from Department of Environment and Conservation Reports and Publication page.

Groundwater Quality

The Department of Environment and Conservation website provides information on the following topics:

Well Construction and Maintenance Resource Material

Various reports and guidelines related to the construction of wells can be found at the Department of Environment and Conservation Well Water and Various Brochures pages, including the Well Aware booklet which provides guidance for well maintenance and operation, and groundwater protection.

Groundwater Related Associations

Contact information for the Newfoundland/Labrador Ground Water Association is available on the Canadian Groundwater Association website.