September 2015 , Changing Colors

We are well into my favorite time of the year where we can still be enjoying summer,  with less mosquitoes and less heat. The fall colors typically only start late in the month though with the extent of travel we do see quite a bit of variation  even in early September.  Its an awesome time of year that we always is a lengthy season. We again had success in La Crete, AB with another well being drilled  mid-September which showed a great yield above 50 meters. That makes  5 wells for 6 of our recent clients with WaterFind surveys with drill behinds this summer . We did go back and do some follow up work for the dry hole, which though “wet” at and near surface during drilling, theformation did not yield enough water to develop. We  did complet another 4 sounding sites for the client (pro bono)  further  and in a different area from the yard to try and identify alternates. All the new sites showed good potential. We expect at least  one more trip to NE SK this next week, one thru NW and Central AB mid October,   and likely two loops thru the southern praries in October/November as well. Many of these will likely only be drilled in spring but clients are getting the survey ahead of time to let them get the driller lined up firmly booked for spring without having to wait on a survey and the results. We continue to remind everyone though its not that hard to to travel 500 to 1200 km just to do one client… it is much more economical for...

MAY 14, 2015 Spring Sprung !

This spring season started much earlier than most years and as a result we are not as rushed as we would normally tend to be in May which is a nice change.  Having completed a number of surveys through the winter, we were in a position to head north as soon as the frost was out.  Surveys have already been completed this spring in the northern regions of BC, AB, central AB and SK. We will be heading into N. SK and S. BC and possibly western MB later in May. Drillers also got an early start, so we already have a number of successful drill behinds this season, most in some very tough areas. Though a little older news we do have to report the results of a November survey done 2 hours north of Fort St John where 2 locations were identified and drilled producing over 4o gpm from two wells. The first success of this year was a March survey up near Grande Prairie for a residence nearly built, and with 4 failed drill attempts totaling over 400 meters of drilling (one dry hole at 200 meters).  The owner called with some urgency and we were able to do a survey of six soundings sites within a few days. Back in the office the data analysis showed the best site as being a moderate risk. The driller commenced drilling and was able to develop over 2 gpm, and above the depth noted in the report as the maximum depth to drill (70 meters). We did however, after a call during drilling  have to advise the owner he should...

2014 REVIEW and SPRING 2015

2014 REVIEW In 2014 we had some awesome results, identifying drill locations for a number wells that resulted in new wells with yields of 15-25 gpm range. There were also many producing in the range of 5-15 gpm. In the real tough areas, where we are most often chasing what we refer to glimmers of water, we successfully identified aquifers and drill sites for nearly all clients to replace failed wells or those with wells dwindling in yield, and at times at new building sites. Some had 1, 2 and even 3 dry, or next to dry test holes having been drilled prior to us being called. A few had spent $10-20,000+ on dry holes and were pretty worried wondering if they may have to haul water or even be able to subdivide or build. Today some banks won’t finance a home without a well that has been tested and proven to produce usable water at a flow rate of at least 1 gpm. Doing what we do, we work in some of the toughest areas for finding water in Western Canada so we will have the odd miss but most times we are successful and always have at the very least, made owners (or buyers) aware of the risk and given them an idea of the cost or budget they should consider. Working for clients in these areas, many on existing acreages, and some with new sites wanting to build a home, developing a well with even a 1-2 gpm well is everything. Just 1 gpm well (1400 gallons per day) is quite enough to supply a household...