Many rural residents in Manitoba rely on groundwater for all of
their domestic needs, livestock watering, irrigation, and industrial
processing, heating, and cooling.
The report Groundwater in Manitoba, Hydrogeology, Quality Concerns, Management, NHRI Report, 1995 (PDF) describes the groundwater resources, water quality issues and the
legislation, institutions and programs related to its
The Manitoba Groundwater and Water Well Act regulates water well drilling activities in the province.
Manitoba Water Stewardship's Licensing, Regulation and Policy page provides information and documents for licensing.
The Groundwater Management Program
section of Manitoba Water Stewardship provides monitoring and data compilation for groundwater in the
Province. Contact information for Groundwater
Management is provided on the Contact Us page.
A number of maps are available on the Manitoba Water Stewardship website:
Reports on groundwater availability, quality and resources in
specific areas of Manitoba are available from the Manitoba Water
Stewardship Reports, Studies, Plans and Publications page.
Manitoba Health provides a number of factsheets dealing with well water quality on its Drinking Water Fact Sheets
webpage. Topics include:
- Bacterial contamination
- Boil water advisories
- Well disinfection
- Water treatment devices
Reports on groundwater quality in specific
areas of Manitoba are available from the Manitoba Water Stewardship Reports, Studies, Plans and Publications
Well Construction and Maintenance Resource Material
A number of factsheets are available from the Manitoba Water Stewardship on its Frequently Requested Information
- Pitless Adaptor For Submersible Pumps
- A Guide for Sealing Abandoned Water Wells in Manitoba including on-line access to the Well Abandonment forms
- Well Upgrading Guidelines
Groundwater Related Associations
The Manitoba Water Well Association
website provides information and resources for the well construction industry and private well owners.