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Frequently Asked Questions on Well Drilling & More

Q: How much will a drilled well cost?

A: The cost of a drilled well depends on several factors:

  • The amount of casing used
  • The depth we have to drill to find water
  • The specialized tools used for difficult drilling situations

Call us and let us know the area where you want the well drilled, and we can give you a rough idea of the cost.

Q: Where do I have the well drilled on my property?

A: There are several regulations by which we have to abide:

  • The well has to be a minimum of 53 feet from the centreline of the road
  • It has to be 50 feet from the septic tank and septic field (not just your own, but your neighbour’s property as well)
  • The well also has to be a minimum of 6 feet from any overhang (like the roof of your house)
  • The well has to be on your own property
  • The well site has to be clear of overhead wires

Q: What will the water quality be like?

A: The water quality depends on the minerals that are in the rock. Usually, the best indication is your neighbour's water quality. However, even then, this is not a guarantee that you will have the same result.

Q: How much water will I get?

A: It is difficult to say how much water one will hit when drilling a well. It usually depends on the type of rock you are drilling. Again, a good indicator is asking people in the neighbourhood about their wells.

Q: What is an artesian well?

A: A lot of people confuse an artesian well as being a drilled well. An artesian well is when the hydrostatic pressure within a confined aquifer is enough to cause the water to rise in a well high enough so that it flows out onto the surface. So simply put, an artesian well is a well that overflows due to underground pressure. It does not mean, simply, that it is a drilled well.

Q: When should I have my well drilled?

A: The well should be drilled before the excavation on the property begins. This way, the homeowner will know if the property will yield enough water to sustain a household.

If you’re interested in our well drilling services, please do not hesitate to contact us for an estimate. We serve properties throughout Nova Scotia.