Well Drilling

Before attempting to have a well drilled you should find out as much information about the area first. We have access to ALL well reports for wells drilled in Nova Scotia (as long as they have been recorded) through NSDOE. The information from these reports will tell you if there is water available in that area, how deep the wells are likely to be, and in certain instances the chemistry of the water. The more information we have about the area the more accurate the drilling estimate can be.

Once you have decided to have a well drilled, have the drilling company representative meet you at your property to pick a spot to drill the well to make sure the spot is accessible and to answer any questions you may have. The company representative will be able to answer questions with regard to the well drilling act, safe distances to boundary lines, septic systems and sump holes.

When a well is first drilled all that is noticeable is a somewhat muddy area with a piece of case pipe sticking up out of the ground about two feet. The next step is to call the backhoe (unless you have made prior arrangements with the drilling company) to come and dig the ditch from the well to the building. The ditch should be 3 1/2 to 4 feet deep and large enough for one man to work in.