Municipal Affairs and Environment

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Drinking Water

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Wastewater

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CCME Protocols Manual for Water Quality Monitoring in Canada

The province has adopted the protocols outlined in this manual (2.6 MB) for the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Water Quality Monitoring Agreement sampling program. An appendix (82 KB) to the manual has been developed to include documents which apply specifically to the Newfoundland and Labrador ambient water quality monitoring program. The manual was prepared to provide Canada-wide consistency in water quality monitoring.

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Other Water Quality Reports Available

Other water quality reports are available for various ambient water bodies (non-drinking water) in the province, including annual work schedules, progress reports and technical reports.

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Groundwater

  • Hydrogeology of Agricultural Development Areas
    This study is a detailed hydrogeological assessment of Agricultural Designated Areas (ADAs) in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It was carried out as part of the Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador National Water Supply Expansion Program to increase knowledge of the hydrogeology of the province’s ADAs, and to determine the suitability and availability of groundwater supply for agricultural needs in these areas.
  • Hydrogeology of Eastern Newfoundland
    This is the first of four new hydrogeology reports that will cover all areas of the province. The main objective of this study is to determine the physical characteristics of the major geological units in relation to the occurrence, availability, and quality of the constituent groundwater and to define in latter terms the aquifer potential. This study is based entirely on available data sources for the groundwater resources of the Eastern Newfoundland region. Three accompanying maps outline the hydrogeological resources.
  • Hydrogeology of Central Newfoundland
    This is the second of four new hydrogeology reports that will cover all areas of the province. The main objective of this study is to determine the physical characteristics of the major geological units in relation to the occurrence, availability, and quality of the constituent groundwater and to define in latter terms the aquifer potential. This study is based entirely on available data sources for the groundwater resources of the Central Newfoundland region. Four accompanying maps outline the hydrogeological resources.
  • Hydrogeology of Western Newfoundland
    This is the third of four new hydrogeology reports that will cover all areas of the province. The main objective of this study is to determine the physical characteristics of the major geological units in relation to the occurrence, availability, and quality of the constituent groundwater and to define in latter terms the aquifer potential. This study is based entirely on available data sources for the groundwater resources of the Western Newfoundland region. Three accompanying maps outline the hydrogeological resource
  • Hydrogeology of Labrador PDF(12.9 MB)
  • Groundwater Under Direct Influence of Surface Water (GUDI) – Newfoundland and Labrador PDF (38.3 MB)
  • Drilled Well Database Evaluation and Correction PDF (6 MB)
  • Groundwater Vulnerability Mapping Eastern Newfoundland
  • Hydrogeological Assessment of Cold Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador PDF (4.8 MB)
    The objective of this study is to determine what impact, if any; new private developments in Cold Brook will have on the Town of Stephenville water supply.

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Flooding and Hydrology

  • Flood Risk Mapping
    In Newfoundland and Labrador, we try to discourage flood-vulnerable development on flood plains. The province, in cooperation with the federal government, undertook hydrotechnical studies and mapping of flood risk areas. The maps, completed for 38 communities,delineate the flood risk zones for floods with a return period of 20 years (5% chance in any year) and 100 years (1% chance in any year).

  • The Application of Earth Observation Technology to Improve Water Resource Management in Newfoundland and Labrador PDF (1 MB)
    Water resource issues are often very complex and frequently require large amounts of diverse data. Effective management of water resources can be greatly aided by methods which allow for timely and accurate data collection. The use of Earth Observation (EO) technologies such as satellite based monitoring can be very useful as it can provide a cost-effective means of replacing or complimenting field data collection. This report outlines current and future uses of EO technologies in the Water Resources Management Division.

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Dam Safety

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