This customer with a million dollar view of Osoyoos needed a water well. They picked a spot and setup.
Drilling for water in the South Okanagan. It's almost like being on vacation with views like this!
Most importantly, the customer has water. We wish them well and thank them for using Okanagan Kootenay Well Drilling for their water well drilling needs.
One last picture of the view. Wow. It was a good day to be a water well driller in Osoyoos.
All set up and drilling away. There's lots of room on this site which is great for us. Having the water well drill and the pipe / water trick back to back is a great setup for us.
You can see the water coming out of the diverter hose here. It's always a good feeling when you hit water!
Here's another shot. The drill uses air to bring the water up from under the ground. We are happy this customer has enough clean, safe drinking water to satisfy their needs. Drilling a water well for a customer can be very satisfying and rewarding.
It's not too often we get to say we could walk home from work but this well was the case. It doesn't get any closer to home than this property. It was a treat going home for lunch for a change.
Finding a well driller in the Okanagan was an easy feat for these customers since we were right next door!
These lovely people now have all the water they'll need for their life in the country!
Summer for us is a balancing act between drilling water wells and farming. Early morning are spent at the drill while the temperatures are cooler and afternoons are for farming. We stopped to appreciate this beautiful owl and sunset on our way home from the hay barn. The guy does a great job of keeping the varmint population down on the hay field. The moment didn't last long though, people are where waiting for us to be there in the morning to drill them a new well and the hay was waiting to be baled the next day. Happy summer!
It was a beautiful day to drill a water well near Bridesville, BC. Where is Bridesville you ask? It's half way between Osoyoos and Rock Creek. There was a cold snap of -25 and we had to wait for it to warm up to -15! We appreciated the sunshine while we drilled this well.
I really like this picture of Dylan welding. Did you know he has to weld each piece of casing to the next as is goes down the well? He makes 2 passes all the way around the 6" diameter steel casing. That's over 37 1/2" per joint. I wonder how many feet he has welded over the years after drilling all those water wells? Just another day for a water well driller in BC.
This customer has an amazing view!! Now that they have a great water well they can start building. We wish you all the best on your new adventure at this property!
The sun was out today and it was sure a beauty day in the South Okanagan!
This morning we washed dirt off from the last water well we drilled in Beaverdell. Might have even found a little Grand Forks dirt in there too. She's filled up with fuel and ready to go.
It was a sunny day in Cawston. Perfect for drilling a great water well. We set up, finished this well and were home for dinner! The customer has more than enough water for their needs. That's a win-win!
March is the time of year that the phone starts ringing after a a quiet winter season. Customers phone and Dylan makes a lot of site visits to speak to people about their water needs. He puts on many miles and I think he feels like he's not getting anything done but it's a very important part of the job. Every customer has unique needs and questions and they are all given advice to suit their individual needs. This week alone he delivered well logs to Beaverdell, looked at an older well in Bridesville, walked several properties in Cawston and witched multiple water well sites in Grand Forks and Christina Lake. Not to mention all the conversations and questions answered over the phone. Well casing has been ordered and will be arriving later today and the drill is out of it's covered winter home and ready for work. We will be starting to drill in the Kootenay region and will be drilling in the Okanagan right away. We are ready for spring, hopefully Mother nature is too!
I found a couple old pictures. The top one is Dylan drilling a water well winter a few winters ago. Looks like he drilled into a nice clean water aquifer.
Below is the rig with Randy. He is now retired but was a fantastic member of the OKWD team. He was one of our first customers when we bought the well drilling business in 2006. He later came to work with us drilling with us in the Okanagan, Kootenay, Alberta and even Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. We hope you are enjoying retirement Randy!
We drilled a water well on Anarchist Mtn. this week. Anarchist Mtn. is located a few Km's East of Osoyoos BC. There is beautiful subdivision on the mountain that is full of trees, wildlife and most lots have an amazing view of the picturesque town of Osoyoos BC.
It has been very foggy this week on the hill as you can see from the pictures.
The well turned out great with more than enough water. We have another happy customer who can now build their dream on Anarchist Mountain.