Posts in Saskatchewan Water Well
Climate Change and Domestic Wells - Should We Worry?

According to Maclean’s in a 2018, Canada is in a vulnerable spot from ageing infrastructure climate change, floods/droughts, cyber-attacks, transboundary conflicts with the United States, contamination and the sale of water to foreign markets. ..

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Clean and Reliable Water Source in Saskatchewan

Reliable water is an important resource that Saskatchewan requires to continue to develop and grow.  Water allows for new industry, greater herd numbers, farm expansions and is needed to build the “Heart of Saskatchewan”, our small towns that many call home….

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Woes of Dug Out Water in Saskatchewan

As a child I recall our dug-out water was yellow in spring, brown and even black in the cold months. It required massive amounts of chlorination or a product called bluestone to attempt to manage it. Yet I also clearly remember times in my youth where the water …

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Does Equipment Really Matter When Drilling a Water Well?

It is important to use new modern methods such as modern electronic logging with spontaneous potential Resistivity and Gama.   Newer models take measurements every inch so areas with clay lenses can be avoided and better areas with increased flow utilized more. We are then able to

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Water Testing Kits - A Cautionary Note

The Saskatchewan Water Agency is warning the public that water testing kits are being left on doorsteps.  These kits are questionable as the bottles do not appear to be sterilized. The main purpose of these kits is to have a private agency/business test the water and …

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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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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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Green Energy May Actually Be Gray

Industrial Wind Turbines can create vibrations that can migrate natural fine material that clog or stop water wells from producing.  This is a phenomenon that is well documented but often overlooked.  Leaving many home owners …

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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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What Is In My Water?

Water containing carcinogens like arsenic is odorless and tasteless.  Water testing is important for health. Water traveling through municipal and city utilities can take 3-5 day in old pipes before it reaches your house. Very often water wells offer a supply of reliable water in its most natural raw state.   Water wells should be initially tested to determine if the water

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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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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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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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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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