Water well complaints — underground streams and local farmers

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 85, No. 965, 1992

Andrew Hickinbotham, TransAlta Utilities Corporation, Calgary, Alberta

A water well represents not only a significant investment but also is a key to making a living or sustaining a reasonable lifestyle. This naturally makes the water well a precious possession that needs to be protected. This paper describes the challenges that TransAlta Utilities Corporation faced and how it responded to the concern of residents that open pit coal mining would affect their water well supplies.