Rural Water Resources Planner: Manitoba
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Manitoba

Many rural residents in Manitoba rely on groundwater for all of their domestic needs, livestock watering, irrigation, and industrial processing, heating, and cooling.

Groundwater Resources

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 management. 

Legislation

The Manitoba Groundwater and Water Well Act regulates water well drilling activities in the province.

Licensing

Manitoba Water Stewardship's Licensing, Regulation and Policy page provides information and documents for licensing.

Well Data

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.

Aquifer Maps

A number of maps are available on the Manitoba Water Stewardship website:

Groundwater Reports

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.

Groundwater Quality

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 page.

Well Construction and Maintenance Resource Material

A number of factsheets are available from the Manitoba Water Stewardship on its Frequently Requested Information page:
  • 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.