Water Well Permits

Do I need a permit to drill a well?

Depending upon the capacity, depth and the location of the well, a permit to drill a well may be required.

A Well Permit is required if the well(s) are to be:

  • located in one of the water well restricted areas (map); or
  • constructed in a manner which departs from the requirements of the Water Well Regulations; or
  • more than 5 wells constructed for a single closed loop geothermal system; or
  • well(s) with a collective length of more than 250 meters that are to be drilled or constructed for a single closed loop geothermal system.

A Groundwater Exploration Permit is required if the well:

  • construction or reconstruction is of a high capacity well (345 m3/day) or greater; or
  • is to be used to provide water to a central water supply system.

How do I obtain a Water Well Permit?

A Water Well Permit may be obtained by:

  • completing and submitting the proper form for a Water Well Permit; and
  • payment of the $25 permit fee

Who can I contact for more information?

George Somers (Manager of Drinking Water and Wastewater Management)
4th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-5046
Fax: (902) 368-5830
Email: ghsomers@gov.pe.ca

 

Ben Lanigan (Drinking Water and Wastewater Supervisor)
4th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-5043
Fax: (902) 368-5830
Email:  bpklanigan@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
November 4, 2021
Environment, Energy and Climate Action

General Inquiries

Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action
4th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-5044
Toll-free: 1-866-368-5044
Fax: 902-368-5830
Report an Environmental Concern

DeptEECA@gov.pe.ca