Ontario groundwater is the best. Learn how to take care of your well and your aquifer here.

As a well owner, you want your water to be clean, clear and safe for your family to drink. Your water may look clean and clear, but how can you be confident that it is safe?

While regular testing is important, you can prevent problems and protect the quality of your well water through proper maintenance.

We can help. Well Aware will help you identify potential risks to your well and will give you the necessary knowledge to properly maintain the water quality of your well.

Be Well Aware

As a private well owner, it is your job to be well aware – to understand the basics of well maintenance and operation, and to take the necessary actions to keep your water wells in safe running order.

What is Well Aware?

Well Aware is a program of Green Communities Canada that encourages Ontario’s residential well owners to protect their wells and our common groundwater supplies.

Since 2001, we have helped Ontarians to gain confidence in the management of their wells and to protect their family’s drinking water.

Read more about caring for your well.

The Well Aware booklet, A guide to caring for your well is available online to read or download at  your convenience. Find the booklet here.

Where to get your water tested.

To get your well tested, pick up a kit at an Ontario Public Health Unit. Find locations here.

Where to get help with your well.

Always hire an Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change licensed well contractor to work on your well. Find licensed contractors here.

Where to find your well record.

Well records provide original construction information about your well. Find your well record here.

Who are Green Communities?

Green Communities are community-based non-profit organizations that deliver innovative environmental programs and services with a focus on household and community action. We have been delivering Well Aware to rural Ontario well owners since 2001.