Installation of Residential Pump Systems in Nova Scotia

Delta Drilling sells and installs complete pump systems for your home. We provide you with quality products each accompanied with a 5 year warranty for the pump and pressure tank.

Things to Know

Depth of Your Well
The type of pump system you need for your property depends upon the depth of the well and the hardness of the surrounding rock. A deep well needs a more powerful pump in order to lift the water to your house.

Pump System Horsepower
A powerful pump system doesn’t necessarily refer to horsepower. For example, a ½ horsepower pump rated at 10 to 12 gallons per minute is considered much weaker than a ½ horsepower pump rated at 5 gallons per minute. The former system can pump water from a depth of 100 to 150 feet while the latter can pump from down to a depth of 280 feet.

For a well at 300 feet or beyond, the pump’s horsepower is upgraded from ½ horsepower to ¾ horsepower.

Special Circumstances for Wells
Wells built in soft shale or sandstone need special consideration because of their soft nature. In this circumstance, a pump with a lower gallon per minute rating should be used. This will help prevent disturbance to the well wall which could result in discoloured water.