The Ucluelet 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 Ucluelet.

However, the quantity and quality of surface and groundwater are affected directly by human activity, whether that is land development, resource extraction, water consumption or discharge of pollutants. All of these activities are on the rise in Ucluelet and have an impact on water well drilling. The quantity and quality of these impacts on surface and ground water can impact the health of Ucluelet’s ecosystems and in turn affect the quality of water pumped through your water well.

The Ucluelet 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 Ucluelet region continues to put pressure on ground and surface water sources which impacts watersheds and affects Ucluelet water well drilling strategies. These impacts have led to changes in many ground water sources in a number of areas throughout the region.

Ucluelet 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 often what appears to be 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.

Many local governments such as Ucluelet have adopted standards to reduce the impacts of urban development on aquifers by managing water in ways that mimic nature. These innovative 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 Ucluelet.

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