The Port Alberni area features abundant fresh and salt water resources. Because of the plentiful rivers, streams and lakes in the area, its easy to assume that a safe, sufficient supply of water is easily available when water well drilling in Port Alberni.

However, the quantity and quality of surface and groundwater are affected directly by human activity, including land development, resource extraction, water consumption or discharge of pollutants.

All of these activities have an impact on Port Alberni water well drilling. The quantity and quality of these impacts on surface and ground water can impact the health of Port Alberni’s ecosystems and in turn affect the quality of water pumped through your water well.
The Port Alberni region is, in the geological sense, a very dynamic place.  It is the zone of convergence between two giant tectonic plates, the Pacific oceanic plate (including the smaller Juan de Fuca plate) and the North American continental plate.  Oceanic plates are thinner and heavier than continental plates – that is why they sit lower and are covered with water.  When they collide with lighter continental plates, they slide under and sink, forming a subduction zone.

Population growth in the Port Alberni region continues to put pressure water sources which impacts watersheds and affects Port Alberni water well drilling strategies. These impacts have led to changes in ground water sources in a number of areas throughout the region.
Port Alberni water well drilling requires knowledge of the varied and unique geological formations, ecological variables, and aquifers that may be experienced during well construction and maintenance. Rock outcrops are common, and are often a mixture of mudstone and greywacke and at times apparent rock outcrops are actually an exposure of glacial till, composed of all sorts of material: Fine-grained mud, clay, sand, and pebbles mixed in. Quartz veins are common, as are granite rock beds high in iron.

Innovative local government approaches to water management have benefits to both surface and underground sources of drinking water as well as for the well-being of streams and water bodies, all of which must be considered when water well drilling in Port Alberni.

With our extensive experience in Port Alberni water well drilling, Drillwell Enterprises is uniquely equipped to offer the very best well drilling services in the Port Alberni area.