A well is placed making sure all set-backs are met, by maintaining proper distances from barns, lagoons, waterways property lines, roads, sewers, powerlines, houses, and buildings. It is also important to consider flood areas.
Before drilling, we utilize our resources and over 40+ years of experience to estimate what the flow rate and quality of the water will be. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees for how much water will be available until the drilling is complete. At that time an aquifer test is conducted to determine flow and samples are taken to determine hardness and iron levels.
Abandoned wells can be a hazard to groundwater resources. Alberta Environment requires all abandoned wells to be decommissioned as per the Alberta Water Act. Landowners can be held responsible for ensuring abandoned wells are properly decommissioned.
A water well is considered “abandoned” when
It is no longer in use and there is no plan to use it in the future.
It is no longer being maintained with annual disinfection treatments.
It cannot be repaired
It no longer produces water
Before a well can be abandoned, it must have the pumping equipment removed, be blown out to remove debris, and be disinfected, it can be plugged off with a suitable material such as Bentonite or Cement.
The process of plugging a well can be complex and hazardous. It is recommended to contact a licensed water well driller. A licensed contractor will then file your decommissioning report with Alberta Environment.
Yes. Our quotes are always detailed and transparent. We will spell out everything that we will do and the parts we use. There is no second guessing with our quotes.
Gone are the days of lump-sum billing. We have found our clients appreciate our transparent and detailed quotes. Clients are able to see the details of how we expect to design their well with specific detail on materials and quantities. Specific details are available on depth, casing size, casing material and pumping system requirements.
Smells can be tricky to eliminate! There are so many things that can stink up your supply. This list includes Hot Water Tank, H2s, soft water, and bacteria. At Darcy’s Drilling, we will work with you to eliminate the source.
As bleach is corrosive, pouring chlorine bleach down a well can harm the structure of your well and ruin the pumping components, such as the submersible pump, fittings, pipe, and wire. Bleach has also been found ineffective in killing bacteria due to shelf life and the PH of the water.
Unless you are familiar with water wells and are comfortable with handling chemical, please leave this process to a licensed water well-drilling contractor.
The process is designed to inactivate harmful bacteria in your water supply. Annual disinfection is a maintenance tool that reduces the chances of further issues and costs associated with an overgrowth of bacteria.
Alberta Environment recommends that wells be disinfected every year. This process is also usually required for real-estate sales.
Upon completion of a new well
Before returning a well to service after it has sat unused for an extended period of time
Annual water sample test indicates a presence of bacteria
After the surrounding of the well have flooded
If the water has a slime or odor
what our clients say
Our clients say it best
The guys yesterday were great! They are friendly and I loved their honesty. Thank Mike for sending them so quickly Have a great day Tasha.
I am dropping you a line because I am so impressed with Ryan and Cara. They are very professional and are excellent representatives of your company. They were friendly, smiling and very patient when explaining anything for me. They were easy to have around….not all people who come into a persons home are. I was completely at ease with them coming and going. No door slamming, loud talking, loud music. Always smiling.
Ryan’s directions were clear and easy to follow. He waited patiently while I made quick notes. He left his number for us to call with any questions.
People are quick to complain about things. I wanted to be quick to compliment their hard work and pleasant manner, as well as the positive difference in no water already! Mild chlorine smell and the turbidity I was told to expect. Pm looking forward to living without that horrible sulphur smell.
Thank you for servicing our well. we will recommend your company highly to others without hesitation.
Have a great day,
Absolutely love the quick service and our water is amazing! Thanks again Jonathan and crawl
Very efficient and professional. Showed up when promised and completed the work in a timely manner.