Well Decommissioning Grants

Grant rate:  100 per cent to a maximum of $1,000 per well

 Eligible areas:

  • United Counties of Prescott and Russell
  • Portions of the City of Ottawa within the South Nation River watershed

 Eligible items and project requirements:

  • Proper decommissioning of well (dug, bored, drilled, or sandpoint) by a licensed well contractor licensed under the Ontario Water Resources Act in decommissioning wells (Class 1, 2, or 3). Listing of licensed contractors can be found here.
  • Must comply with Ministry of Environment (MOE) procedures for decommissioning unused water wells according to Ontario Regulation 903 as amended.  Details of the procedure must be documented on a water well record and a copy must be submitted to South Nation Conservation for all approved projects.
  • Applicants are responsible for obtaining all required permits and/or approvals prior to initiating construction.

 Eligible costs:

  • Permits
  • Materials
  • Licensed contractor services
  • Equipment rental

 Ineligible costs:

  • Well upgrades or new well construction
  • Labour or machinery use of applicant, family dependents or applicant’s business
  • Taxes

To apply please contact:

André Pommainville, Program Representative

Phone: 613-679-4367



Funding provided by: