Water Well Permits

Do I need a permit to drill a well?

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

A Well Permit is required if the well is to be:

A Groundwater Exploration Permit is required if the well is:

  • intended or required to be pumped at a rate of 4 litres per second (50 gallons per minute) or greater; or
  • to be used to provide water to a central water supply system.

Who can drill a well?

Only a licensed well driller is permitted to drill a well. A list of licensed well drilling companies servicing Prince Edward Island is provided below. 

In-Province Well Drillers
Well Contractor Location Contact #
Breakwater Well Drilling Miscouche 902-888-7330
Manderson Well Drilling Miscouche 902-436-7862
Moore Well Drilling Charlottetown 902-368-9000
Reynolds Well Drilling Lower Montague 902-838-4315
Thompson Well Drilling Kensington 902-836-3877
Watson MacDonald Well Drilling Cornwall 902-675-2360


Out of Province Well Driller
Well Contractor Location Contact #
Armlin Geothermal Drilling Ltd. Grand-Barachois, NB 506-866-8624


Published date: 
July 27, 2020
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