Well Failure

Winter Well Driller | Well Failure | Wolverine Drilling Inc.

Winter Well Driller | Well Failure | Wolverine Drilling Inc.

Well Failure

A significant number of aging wells tend to have problems at Christmas when family is over and an already aging system that is under stress.  It usually starts with a day or two of heavy water use, then the water turns silty, and dark. The well does not recharge as it had previously and with continued use, the casing finally cracks, and water slows to a stop.  This often leaves little to no water for toilets and often not enough for a shower.  This type of event can really put a damper of the festivities. 

Winter is especially hard on some shallow aquifers. This is because winter is cold and there is no liquid precipitation recharging aquifers. Quite often during winter, wells that rely on shallow aquifers tend to slow pump rates.  Be aware, this may not change till the water in the aquifer becomes more plentiful.

Draught is another time of well stress. This does not constitute well failure, rather is simply a reflection of the aquifers hydraulic pressure. Wells that struggle during draught are not alone. Generally draught are not localized so many wells may struggle.  It is best to keep in mind that shallow targets are more susceptible and as the draught passes, the reliability of the well often improves.

Wolverine Drilling Inc. is dedicated to working with you through out the drilling process to ensure clear and concise measures are taken for both long term well sustainability and over all investment costs.  

We are experienced water well contractors and have vast amounts of experience drilling wells across all of Saskatchewan.  

Please contact us directly at 306-682-4647 to discuss your options and the best process to follow for the decommissioning of your water well.

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