Experienced Water Well Drilling Company Serving Saskatchewan
Wolverine Drilling Inc. services and drills all styles and types of water wells. When it comes to water well drilling it is important to understand the local aquifers. Wolverine Drilling Inc. is a year-round water well drilling company and has fine-tuning their expertise since 2003, proudly serving the residents and municipalities all over Saskatchewan.
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It takes alot of experience and geographical knowledge to understand how to drill a well effectively and efficiently so to have a dependable water source for generations. It is also important for one to understand the process and different types of water wells completed with the drilling strategy to increase success rates when drilling your water well.
Aquifers are formations from which water can be removed. Although water moves through an aquifer, it is not an underground river. Typically, aquifers are made up of sediments with relatively large and connected pore spaces that permit water movement. The larger the pore, the more movement. The smaller the pore, the slower the movement. Aquifers are most commonly composed of sands and gravels, but in some areas, may be formed large blanket bodies of ultra fine silt or by cracked or fractured coal or shale.
Aquifers can be found between confining layers (aquitards), which are soil and rock formations like clays and silts that permit slower movement of groundwater. Although these materials can be saturated with groundwater, they are not able to yield sufficient water to a well. This type of material may allow for a small amount of water, then once pumped away it may not recharge or recharge extremely slowly. Flow within aquitards is limited within small areas, but regionally they may transmit significant volumes of water. Aquitards can therefore significantly affect the flow and quality of water.
Types of Water Wells Drilled
This style of well can be 2-inch diameter to 4-inch diameter. This type of well is to allow access to the aquifer body for water level measurements.
This is a 4.5-inch hole that we use to verify target formation, evaluate the distribution of particle size in the cuttings, confirmation of depth, and relative quality of the water in the formation. We use his mudded hole to run an Elog into the mudded hole (with out casing). Then install a 4-inch diameter PVC casing with slotted screen. Our minimum footage is 100ft.
5 inch Diameter PVC Well:
This style of drilling requires the use of a rotary bit of about 8 inches and circulating drilling fluid to reach deeper depths than most shallow formations, and it has increased drill speed. We strictly use the best materials on the market. We use a man-made silica sand to fill the screen annulus creating a better filter cake. 5-inch ID 250 telescopic casing and 5 inch ID stainless steel screens. Average Saskatchewan pump rates are between 3-8 gal per min. Wells 3gal per min or less, we recommend the use of a small holding tank to help elevate high water usage and low water usage throughout the day. In some cases, a holding tank is a better option than opting to dig to a substantially deeper target.
Dry Auger Test Hole
This is a hole that is free of driller mud, where the geology sample is augured to the surface. It provides a sample of the potential available water. Our minimum charge is up to 100ft. This can be done in a few test holes or all the footage in one hole. Elogging is not utilized in this style of test hole.
Mud Rotary Test Hole:
This is a 4.5-inch hole that we use to verify target formation, evaluate the distribution of particle size in the cuttings, confirmation of depth, and relative quality of the water in the formation. We use this mudded hole to run an Elog into the mudded hole (with out casing). Our Elog runs SPR, SP and Gamma. This logging evaluates the best potential for water supply with measurements to the inch. It allows for the greatest accuracy so screens can be places to yield the greatest quantity of water. Our minimum footage is 100ft. We drill this with the intent of using this test hole and ream it into the well.
Wolverine Drilling Inc. is an established and trusted water well drilling company that has been proudly serving Saskatchewan residents and municipalities since 2003. We take pride in our dedication to provide all of our customers with great service and high quality water wells constructed with superior materials and built to stand the test of time.
See Wolverine DRILLING Inc. in action below
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU PARTNER WITH US
PHASE ONE: DATA COLLECTION
This process often begins with information gathering. We discuss findings and share the information with you. Transparency is KEY!
PHASE TWO: THE DRILLING PROCESS
The drilling process starts with site location and underground line locations before the rig arrives on site. This might mean you have to contact the previous owners to discuss underground lines, septic fields, etc.
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PHASE THREE: DRILLING
This process involves the site location of the well and ensuring that the site is free of contamination, flooding, sewer lines, power lines, etc. By this time we have a good understanding of the aquifer(s) and have a good idea of the depths that need to be reached.
We drill with the intent of a full functioning well at a depth that was to be deemed appropriate. When we reach the max pre-arranged depth and have not reached a producing seam, we attempt the next viable seam or aquifer as per our discussions. We will check each available seam and choose the first seam or aquifer that produces water and then install casing and screens.
OUR CLIENT SAFE GUARD
If, in the unlikely chance ground water is not available, then it costs us money not you. You are only responsible for the test hole cost and mileage. The reamed hole cost is not billed to you, and materials are pulled (casing and screens).
After production and the well is deemed be producing, we pack screen wall, we grout the outside with a water tight material to reduce contamination, clean the well of all foreign substances then we install pitless adapter, water lines (if necessary), surface casing (if necessary), and water treatment (if necessary).
All employees have a clean criminal record.
Traditionally when casing is installed, it is a well... working or not it is billed as a completed water well.
This practice is not supported by us.
For these reasons we have to be very careful when choosing to acquire jobs, we drill with the intention of a water well and not in the business of drilling test holes. Strangely with some companies, the third test hold is often lucky...
PHASE FOUR: WELL PRODUCTION
We use several methods to develop a well including jetting, surging, back-washing, and over pumping. The final step in well completion is thoroughly cleaning all foreign substances from the well. Usually, disinfecting is accomplished with a chlorine solution, as it is inexpensive, simple, and effective. The concentration of chlorine to be used is based on the volume of water in the well. A pump is installed and gallon(s) per minute are determined. Then, water samples are taken and sent for testing.
PHASE FIVE: WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
In this phase, we install well cribbing, water lines and electrical wire from the well trenched to the house. We'll install a pressure pump, manifold, and pitless adapter. Optionally a hydrant will be installed.
PHASE SIX: WATER TREATMENT
After water testing is completed by another outside agency, a water system may be recommended by the outside agency. We install water systems and help you to understand how it works and what maintenance it needs.
Our commitment to you is that we will guide you through each step of the process.
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Value of a Well in Saskatchewan
COST FACTORS FOR DRILLING water wells:
Depth required to drill
Expense of equipment required to do the work
Product and materials
COST COMPONENTS (BROAD ESTIMATES) for water wells:
In Relation to 2,000 sq. ft House in Saskatchewan approximate cost $250,000
Outside Structure: frame, trusses, roof, siding, windows = 25%
Inside Structure: trim, interior walls, paint, flooring = 25%
Utilities: electric, plumbing, heating & air conditioning = 20%
Site excavation = 10%
Exterior Components: driveway, deck, landscaping = 10%
Permits = 4%
Other Expenses = 6%
Within the above Broad Estimates, the average water well costs approximately 3.2% - 3.6% and within the 20% Utilities Category.
Considering food, water, and shelter are essential for life. The cost of drilling a water well is a relatively low expense.
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.