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Ground Water Canada wants to help you communicate with well owners. That's why we are highlighting water well education during National Ground Water Awareness Week in Canada!
We mark this special week together with the U.S. National Ground Water Association to focus on the importance of ground water as a resource and stress the need for yearly water testing and well maintenance.
This page will serve as a hub to help foster awareness among well drillers, the well owners you serve and the general public.

You will find:
  • stories featuring contractors interacting with water well owners and the public
  • technical articles on water quality and well construction from knowledgeable drillers and scientists
  • fact sheets you can share with well owners
  • useful templates to help you educate and be a go-to resource for the public
  • helpful links, and more!
Take a moment to browse or search ground water topics and share these resources with your customers and your community!

Ground water awareness week
Few people in Canada have thought more deeply about ground water than Dr. Alfonso Rivera, the Chief Hydrogeologist of the Geological Survey of Canada. Dr. Rivera shared with us his thoughts on the past, present and future of ground water.
Published in Education
Don't play games with your ground water. Life as we know it would be impossible without groundwater. It is the world's most extracted natural resource, and it supports our ecosystems.
Published in Industry News
Mindemoya, Ont. – The folks at Wahl Water shared with us a handy fact sheet listing potential contaminants in well water.
Published in Industry News
Ottawa – Health Canada, in collaboration with the provinces, territories and other federal departments, has updated the drinking water guideline to reduce the maximum acceptable concentration of lead in drinking water from 0.01 mg/L, set in 1992, to 0.005 mg/L. 
Published in Industry News
In Canada, 8.9 million people, or about 30 per cent of the population, rely on ground water for domestic use?
Published in Industry News
March 1, Simcoe, Ont. – Ground Water Canada is highlighting awareness, sustainability and education during Ground Water Awareness Week March 10 to 16.
Published in Industry News
Marketing your water-well business has never been easier with free online tools and platforms literally at your fingertips. The trick is knowing which social media and website platforms are right for you. Chris O’Shea, business advisor with Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Advisory Services, shared his best tips and practices on how well-drilling businesses can effectively use these tools to turn your target market into repeat customers.
Published in Operations
Vancouver, B.C. – A new report from WaterTAP Ontario says clean-water technology is vital to meeting GHG emissions targets and explores how clean-water technology is making and can make a significant contribution to lowering GHG emissions.
Published in Industry News
Fort Collins, CO – Nineteen of the 29 largest cities in the world depend on evaporation from surrounding lands for more than one-third of their water supplies, suggests a study led by Colorado State University.
Published in Industry News
The National Ground Water Association has created this short video to help the public – and students in particular – understand the importance of ground water and consider the industry as a future career.
Published in Education
These three words can help well owners know how to protect their water quality: Test your water, tend to your well system, and treat your water if necessary.
Published in Industry News
You provide high-quality wells and servicing, but are you meeting your customers’ less tangible need for information and peace of mind? We spoke with a ground water educator, established drilling companies and a satisfied would-be customer to get insight into what constitutes great customer service.
Published in Drilling
Feb. 14, 2018, Simcoe, Ont. – Ground Water Canada is highlighting awareness, sustainability and education during Ground Water Awareness Week March 11 to 17.
Published in Industry News
Feb. 13, 2018, Westerville, OH –The theme of this year’s National Groundwater Awareness Week, set for March 11-17, is 'Tend. Test. Treat.'
Published in Industry News
Westville, OH – As attention has recently been focused on the devastation from the recent hurricanes – and how best to deal with flooded water wells – the National Ground Water Association also wants to alert those in the northwestern parts of the United States being affected by rampant wildfires that there are precautions they should take regarding their well systems.
Published in Surface Water
In a special video wrap-up of Ground Water Awareness Week, we look at how ground water festivals are educating children about water and a B.C. community that is standing strong in protecting its aquifer and ground water system.
Published in Education
Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Association's hub hosts a video channel featuring short films on well cleaning, decommissioning and other topics of interest to well owners.
Published in Education
As a water-well driller you have become good at answering questions from well owners, friends, neighbours and the general public.
Published in Industry News
Ottawa – Water education groups Blue Drinks Ottawa and Water Rangers are holding a World Water Day event March 22 featuring speakers and water quality kit training.
Published in Education
Simcoe, Ont. – The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River in Alberta has posted an impressive list of 100 ways to conserve water.
Published in Education
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