Water Security Agency

Ground Water

In support of the Water Security Agency mandate, the Ground Water Management Division provides a number of services to both the public and private sectors. Major functions of the Branch include:

  • Regulates Ground Water Withdrawals
    The Division is responsible for administering Ground Water Rights Licenses and Approvals to Construct and Operate for wells and other ground water works;
  • Provides Ground Water Information
    This includes information on potential ground water location, ground water quality, well yields and water well construction, maintenance and decommissioning to the public, municipalities, industry and other government agencies;

In addition to these major functions the Division also provides hydrogeologic expertise to other divisions of the Water Security Agency, Saskatchewan Environment in the review of environmental project proposals and to Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture in the review of intensive livestock operation proposals.