The domestic water well program is a way for residential property owners to have access to clean, safe drinking water in their homes.
- You must be a rural property owner whose property is outside of Yukon municipalities.
- You can also apply if your property is within a municipality, but is not served or able to be served by the municipal water system.
- Your project must be for drilling a new groundwater well or an upgrade to an existing drilled groundwater well for domestic use.
- Ensure your property taxes are paid and up-to-date.
- Funding for individual projects will be limited to 25% of the assessed value of the property, less any existing local improvements.
- Maximum funding is $50,000.
How to apply
- Contact us to discuss eligibility, program details and to fill out an application.
Phone: 867-667-5268 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5268
Government of Yukon
Property Assessment and Taxation (C-9)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
- We will review your project and ensure it meets our criteria.
- We will enter into an agreement together and you must agree to the terms of payment and other conditions.
- Once the project is complete, we will pay the invoices once conditions are met and you sign off on the final product as the property owner.
- You will see the local improvement charge on your next tax notice.
Before you apply
Consider the following risks before applying for funding.
- You may not hit water.
- Your well could have a low flow rate.
- The water could require treatment.
- If you have to drill deep to hit enough water, the cost may be more than what our program covers.
You can help protect yourself from some of these risks.
- Talk to your neighbours with wells. Find out how deep they had to drill to hit water and find out how reliable their well is.
- Calculate what you pay for water delivery service against the cost or potential costs of drilling a well.
- Research what is involved in maintaining and treating a well.
- Find out if there is a public well near your property. Accessing this water may be a better option than than assuming the cost and risks associated with drilling a well.
- Check the water well registry. This online mapping tool can provide information on wells in your area, including groundwater characteristics, water level, well depth and estimated yield.