Mill Bay is located near the Saanich Inlet on southern Vancouver Island. Residents of Mill Bay highly value the adjoining coastal ecosystem of the region, and as a well owner it is important to recognize the vulnerability of the local water supply to human changes and inputs.

When considering Mill Bay water well drilling for your residential or commercial water needs, the unique variables of the “residence time” of water in Saanich inlet relative to other coastal areas on southern Vancouver Island should be carefully considered. Water remains in the Inlet for a relatively long period of time between tidal flow, which can result in a greater build up of contaminants introduced by various human activities.

Numerous studes of the state of the Mill Bay environment, aquifers and groundwater supplies have been undertaken by a variety of interested parties. The outcome has been a set of recommendations for a more careful rationalization of and planning around existing and new developments around Saanich inlet all of which should be taken into account when Mill Bay water well drilling.

The nearshore waters of the Inlet generally contain levels of bacterial (fecal coliform) contamination that are higher than acceptable thresholds. How much this effects your water well will depend on a wide variety of variables which we at Drillwell will be happy to discuss with you as you consider drilling a new water well, or maintaining an existing well.

There is a great awareness of how various human activities such as agriculture, livestock husbandry, sewage disposal via septic fields, road runoff, or other potentially contaminating activities can affect water quality in Saanich Inlet, as well as the surface flows and groundwater that drain into the inlet. As well owner, when considering Mill Bay water well drilling, it is important to plan your well carefully and maintain it with an eye on securing a safe, long term water supply for your needs.

A properly drilled water well in Mill Bay can provide decades of clean, safe and great tasting water!

With our central office located in the beautiful city of Duncan, Drillwell Enterprises is uniquely equipped to offer the very best water well drilling services in the Mill Bay area. Contact Us for a quote today!