Cowichan Valley is characterized by fertile land carved out by glaciers 10,000 years ago and by the flow of two major rivers. Water has always been a central element of this region of Vancouver Island and for Cowichan water well drilling, hydrofracturing or exploration nobody has more practical, hands-on experience than Drillwell.
Cowichan water well drilling requires knowledge of this region’s varied and unique geology. The east coast of Vancouver Island, particularly the Cowichan Valley region, features a unique variety of geological substrate encountered when drilling.
Cowichan is located on the Wrangellia terrane which drifted northward along the earth’s plates until it impacted the westerly moving North American continent. It in turn was rammed by other terranes, thereby creating the unique stacked plate structure of southern Vancouver Island geology.
The geological details of Cowichan’s profile owe a great deal to glaciers and the aptly named Cowichan River. Starting two million years ago, a thick ice and water emerged from the island’s mountainous interior and inched southeast. Working like giant files, glaciers rounded the Cowichan Valley’s sides and bottom and formed a large U-shape which cradles Cowichan. This glaciation was so heavy that it compressed the earth’s surface in the Duncan area below sea level which makes Cowichan water well drilling full of unique variables. At the same time, glacial meltwater freighted the valley bottom with the rich sedimentary deposits that provide the Cowichan Valley with superb agricultural land.
Before it was dyked and channelled in the 1880s, the Cowichan River which flows through the Duncan area flowed over the eastern end of the valley, including what is now the Cowichan area. For water well drilling, Cowichan holds vast resources of abundant, clean and useable groundwater that Drillwell can make available to residential and commercial customers.
Not all Cowichan water well drilling takes place in the low lying regions. The geological course followed by water also created the bluffs, moraines and large granite rock outcroppings many of which are routinely encountered when drilling.
With our central office located in the beautiful city of Duncan, in the Cowichan Valley, Drillwell Enterprises is uniquely equipped to offer the very best water well drilling services in the Cowichan area.