Hydro-fracturing is a technology first developed in the oil and gas industry. The theory behind the technology is that by injecting high pressure water into rock formations, the existing cracks and fissures in the bedrock can be opened and flushed out, thereby allowing fluids to travel more freely through the ground. Unlike oil and gas fracking only clean potable water is used during water well fracking (no chemicals).
We have been performing hydro-fracturing for over 15 years, and have the largest water well hydro-fracturing system in the province. We’ve travelled throughout the islands and province improving both residential and municipal water supplies.
Our most dramatic hydro-fracturing successes have been in turning wells which were basically dry, into wells capable of producing 5 to 10 gallons per minute. More typically, results consist of wells improving to 2 or 3gpm from an initial 1gpm or less.