Local government groundwater protection

Groundwater wells can provide communities with access to safe, clean water to meet both domestic and non-domestic needs. Local governments can help safeguard these wells against pollution and wasted water by regulating well construction and maintenance.

Groundwater well regulation

Municipalities and regional districts can adopt bylaws and resolutions to protect groundwater quality and quantity.

A model well regulation bylaw is a tool which empowers local governments to close privately owned groundwater wells on properties that are connected to the community drinking water system.