agriculture and rural areas

More than 600,000 rural people in Alberta depend on groundwater for drinking water and household use purposes. Regions with shallow aquifers are less well protected and are at a greater risk of contamination from different sources such as liquid manure, wastewater, pesticide, herbicide, and oil and gas operations.

The highest potential of shallow groundwater contamination may occur as a result of confined feeding operations (CFO) and their manure storage facilities. The possibility of leakage from manure storage of CFO units is a great risk to groundwater contamination.

Another important source of groundwater contamination is wastewater. Household wastewater may be circulated after infiltration into the subsurface. Wastewater and CFO contamination of groundwater may also be a source for the development of high-risk microbial infection in groundwater.

The presence of oil and gas extraction fields in farmlands or in the vicinity of rural areas may be another potential source for groundwater contamination.

At AGT, we have a highly professional team for monitoring, interpreting chemical and microbial analyses of groundwater samples, and well rehabilitation design. We are also in the process of making smart online software to facilitate the evaluation of your groundwater well condition and providing advice based on your water sample chemistry and microbiology. Please contact us at or via +1-587-887-4124 if you need consultation regarding the condition of your water well or the quality of your drinking water.

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