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 of all drilled wells is 0.15 litres/second (2 gallons/minute). The deepest drilled well is 251 metres (825 feet) and the greatest reported well yield is 7.6 litres/second (100 gallons/minute).

Approximately 30 percent of the population on Saltspring Island are serviced by ground water and drilled wells.

Saltspring Island water well drilling entails a variety of unique challenges and variables. Existing water quality data suggest ground water quality problems primarily exist in areas of high well density near the coast and inland in the northern part of the island where saline springs discharge salty water south and southeast of St. Mary lake and inland from Fernwood Point.

Across Vancouver Island, groundwater is a far safer water source than surface water because it is protected by soil or rock. At Drillwell, our extensive experience has demonstrated that Saltspring Island water well drilling, when properly done by our certified technicians, can provide you with a water supply that is not as easily contaminated as surface water. A properly constructed Saltspring Island water well is the best way to insure that the water you drink is safe and clean.

Pricing for Saltspring Island water well drilling is usually done on a per foot basis. Drive shoes and well screens are extra, but at Drillwell there are normally no hourly, consultation, or developing charges.