Posts tagged water well installation saskatoon
Cabin and Lake Lot Water Wells

Water wells rely on sand and gravel seems.  Saskatchewan has regulations that are loosely followed by many contractors.  Every water well should be tremie line grouted and pressurized grout pumping into the annulus above the stainless-steel screens to the surface.  Red Deer is an excellent example of what NOT to do…

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Ground Water - A Quick Guide

The cheapest route is often a Sand Point.  It is generally an augured hole no deeper than 25ft and is usually very slim casing around 2 inches to 4 inches (outside diameter) t.  The intake beneath the ground is slotted plastic casing.  Auger and flighted stem is the most common install and drilling muds are generally not required for such shallow depths.  If the hole collapses…

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Water Well Contamination

The reality is, many drilling companies currently operating in Saskatchewan are unable or not interested in grouting properly. Pressurized grouting is an important and key part of water well drilling…

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Slow Well - Now What?

When a well is drilled and the pump rate is not as predicted, our best advice is to utilize water management practices for the water it does produce within healthy parameters for the aquifer.  So now you have a slow well - now what? …

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What is Agrihood?

Here in Saskatchewan, Agrihood is developing and trending upwards fast as it a way to live a life potentially free of pesticides and remain in control of your own vegetables and fruit for you and your family.

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Ancient Wells of the Past

The use of water wells has been reported to being used 4000 years ago in Syria and Egypt.  Not all parts of the world at this time were using wells as a water supply. It is suggested that yearly wells were first made in rocky bolder areas where a natural spring could be found.

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The Good Life

Sometimes, good things in life don’t just happen.  They are planned. Making decisions like living healthy, planning for the best and preparing for the worst. Where we choose to live and the choices we make along the way do affect how happy we are.

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Should You Drill Your Own Well?

For most of my adult life I relied on municipal water supplies. Which was a step up from my youth.  Growing up in agriculture we used a dugout. I will not lie... much of my youth we struggled for water. The dugout went through cycles of yellow water, black smelly s#!x, and even times of no water.  Growing up we had to balance washing a load of laundry or deciding to have a shower because the dugout well was very low in a drought period like the 85-89

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Benefits of Owning Your Own Water Supply

Wolverine Drilling Inc. receives many calls from clients who are currently hauling water or who are looking at purchasing property that requires hauling water to the property. Most customers are trying to understand all the benefits of owning your own water supply.

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Pipe Line VS. Water Well

We have noticed an increasing phenomenon develop.  Clients who are on pipeline water are distancing themselves a bit and choosing to go the route of a water well for a number of reasons.

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Water Well Drilling in Saskatchewan

There is a common attitude in Saskatchewan among those in the water well drilling industry.  “If this works, why do better?..... “

What we asked ourselves, how can I make this better? How can we do it more effectively and efficiently?

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Investment Cost To Drill A Water Well

The investment cost to drill a water well and provide a reliable water supply is never a waste of financial resources. The reality is, it is a utility service that increases the property value more than the costs of the actual drilling.

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Missing Home - Returning To Your Roots

There is no doubt that we are seeing people returning to former family land and rebuilding for their future.  In many ways the discomforts of yesteryear are gone and people of today want modern luxuries like reliable power, water, heat and sewer. 

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What To Look For When Hiring A Water Well Drilling Company

Service is an important component to well drilling and should be a value add when considering who will be your contractor in your well construction.  Sometimes the cheapest price … isn’t the best price for many reasons. 

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 What To Look For In A Drilling Company

Drillers should be registered with the Sask Water Authority each year, professionally adhering to a level of standards and care when building, repairing, and decommissioning wells.  Drillers should be submitting geological data about each test and well they complete….

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What Pump Do I Need For My Water Well?

It is important to size your pump specifically for your current and future pumping needs.  Every water well needs a pump yet every well has the potential to have different operation systems specifics.

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Ground Water 

Prevention of ground water problems can prevent potential well problems in the future. Selecting your water well site is the start of prevention.  

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How To Develop Reliable Water Sources In Saskatchewan

Having reliable water infrastructure is the difference between having 40 head of cattle or
400 head of cattle. It means year around reliability with high quality materials, reliable aquifer
formations.

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When to Drill. When to Hold Off.

Asking all kinds of questions and being open to making decisions based on available information is ideal. Recognizing, understanding and knowing about 'what good well design is' can, and will help you with determine what you need or want. 

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What To Ask Your Water Well Drilling Contractor Before You Hire Them

When trying to find a contractor suited and equipped to drill your water well it can be a daunting task that can leave you asking more questions.   Drilling a well is an investment and should not be taken lightly. 

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