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Water Education and Information for the Public

Drinking Water

  • Regulated Drinking Water in Alberta
    This website includes a variety of information on regulated drinking water in Alberta including a list of municipal water system/plants, frequently asked questions, and a glossary.

General Water Information


More information can be found at:

Water Allocation

Water Quality

  • Alberta Water Quality Awareness
    Alberta Water Quality Awareness (AWQA) is a province-wide program focused on increasing people’s awareness and understanding of water quality and watershed health through hands-on water quality testing. AWQA Day participants are given free water quality test kits to get outside and explore the health of their local waterways.


  • Water Wells that Last
    This workbook from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry provides well owners with important information on water supply and quality. It discusses common problems associated with wells, advice on regular maintenance and shock chlorination.
  • Working Well
    The Working Well program provides well owners with the information and tools they need to properly care for their wells.


  • Aquatic Ecosystems
    More information on wetlands can be found under the "Aquatic Ecosystems" tab on the Water for Life website.
  • Wetlands Alberta
    The Wetlands Alberta website is dedicated to providing timely and relevant information to help conserve and protect Alberta’s wetlands. The site has been produced with the joint support of Ducks Unlimited Canada, Alberta North American Waterfowl Management Plan, and the Government of Alberta.

Related Information

Additional environmental educational resources for the public can be found at:


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Updated: Oct 2, 2017