Since 2006, companies developing coalbed methane have been required to participate in a mandatory Baseline Water Well Testing program to test landowner’s water wells before CBM drilling.
Under the program, the companies are required to test for:
- water well quality;
- water well production capacity; and
- the presence or absence of gas (including methane).
This data is now available online and complements existing information on Alberta’s water well information database, where users can also find water well drilling reports.
Using the interactive map, users can narrow their interests to a particular area and generate specific reports. A variety of search options are available and you can even generate reports for multiple wells at multiple sites.
Now Albertans have another tool to help them understand underground water in the province. We encourage well owners to take a look at what’s happening in and around your community.