Flowing Artesian Wells

What is a flowing artesian well? Artesian aquifers are often encountered when drilling wells.  An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing ground water under pressure. When the artesian zone is encountered the water level will rise in the well to a level above the point it was encountered.  If it is a flowing artesian [...]

Flowing Artesian Wells2021-11-30T20:27:15+00:00

Hi-Res Site Characterization

The Membrane Interface Probe (MIP) and Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) are both direct push (i.e., down-hole) screening tools with semi-quantitative capabilities that are used to log the relative concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) and electrical conductivity (an indicator of clay content) with depth in soil. The Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT) is also a direct push technology [...]

Hi-Res Site Characterization2021-11-30T21:26:53+00:00

Well Issues

Domestic Water Wells Drillwell Enterprises has been in business since 1965 constructing safe, secure water supplies for residences and municipalities throughout the province. A water supply can often be taken for granted however water is one of the more important of our everyday needs. Just how dependent we are on a reliable water supply becomes [...]

Well Issues2021-11-30T21:27:53+00:00

Water Well Records

Registered Wells There are several different terms used to capture the important information on your well. These terms include well record, well construction report, and well log among others. Though these records have been created and provided to property owners for some time it hasn’t always been mandatory to submit to the Ministry of Environment. [...]

Water Well Records2021-11-30T21:28:34+00:00

Well Development

Well Development Well development is a normal part of water well completion. It can also be an important and often overlooked part of well maintenance particularly on wells subjected to high water demands. Over time water quantity or quality can suffer as the well elements and near well formation is clogged by silt, corrosion byproducts, [...]

Well Development2021-11-30T21:34:05+00:00

New DR24!

  Three DR24's Our new Foremost Dual Rotary 24 has arrived and we have begun outfitting it to best meet our needs. This will be the 6th Dual Rotary in our fleet consisting of DR12s, DR24s and one DR24HD. These are all truck mounted tandem and tridem rigs each supported with folding boom cranes and [...]

New DR24!2021-11-30T21:35:16+00:00

New LS250 Sonic!

We received delivery on a new 2019 Boart LS250 sonic drill this summer. This track mounted rig is a mid-sized, track mounted unit suitable for depths up to 250’ in most ground conditions. It comes equipped with an automatic SPT hammer. This is our second LS250 sonic and both are supported with track mounted Kubota [...]

New LS250 Sonic!2021-11-30T21:36:59+00:00

Saltspring Island Water Well Drilling

When it comes to water well drilling, hydrofracturing or exploration drilling on Saltspring Island, nobody has more practical, hands-on experience than Drillwell. Saltspring Island water well drilling requires knowledge of its varied and unique geology and topography. The median depth of all reported drilled wells is 47 metres (154 feet) while the median reported yield [...]

Saltspring Island Water Well Drilling2021-11-30T21:38:55+00:00

Vancouver Island Geo-Thermal Heat Pumps

The terms Geo-thermal or Geo-exchange heat pump systems, refer to the use of shallow (less that 500 feet) thermal, or heat energy stored in the ground as an energy source for heating, or as an energy “sink” for cooling. The two basic types of Vancouver Island heat pumps are comprised of “open loop” systems, which [...]

Vancouver Island Geo-Thermal Heat Pumps2021-11-30T21:39:45+00:00
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