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Why Do I Have No Water At My Tap?

We get this type call surprisingly often and more often in the past three years.  Large diameter wells rely on shallower surface aquifers and are more dependent on precipitation. Problems can be complex, but in generally we try to determine specifics and narrow things down.   We talk about current water needs, and establish static water levels in the well. A reoccurring problem is…

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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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Screen Size Does Matter
Water Well Repair - Honesty Breeds Integrity

We were called to repair yet another 4 1/2-inch ID well.  (We did not drill this well, we repaired another company’s well after the originally driller would not return calls.) Client was told by driller and reported 5inch on drillers report, he was getting 5-inch casing …..

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Water Well Drillers

Not all water well drillers are equal. The basic water well drilling methods have not change for decades.  Many drillers in Saskatchewan today still use older methods of driller and old technology.  Wolverine Drilling Inc works for clients, so we run …

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Drilling in Saskatchewan

Drilling in Saskatchewan can be many things in Saskatchewan.  It can be successful, and a disappointment based on what your intention, requirement is. For some a well producing at …

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Water...What Oceans Are Made Of

Some properties in Saskatchewan might have a beautiful view but have a 98.5% percent failure rate of ever finding water.  Other locations seem mundane, yet they are sitting above huge reservoirs of fresh water.  For me, the mundane property holds far more …

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Well Failure

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 …

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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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Springs and Other Such Things

Spring fed wells that have a deep source are much more independent from surface precipitation of the water is following porous material laying between a harder layer of till or impermeable strata like following a crack to the surface.

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7 Tips When Hiring A Water Well Driller

Tip 1: Drilling companies are given the responsibility to complete the work with the best of their ability. The reality is....

Tip 2: Check for the companies online and business presence.  Companies that change names often …

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When It Comes To Screens - Size Does Matter!

When it comes to the size of your screen for your water well the screen plays a critical part in how good your well performs. So what exactly does that mean? Well, let’s first talk about diameter.

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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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Role of the Sask Water Agency

he Water Security Agency (WSA) is a unique organization in Canada - bringing together all of government's core water management responsibilities in one place. WSA manages the province's water supply, protects water quality, ensures safe drinking water and treatment of wastewater …

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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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