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.
What do you do in Southern BC when you are home sick on a cold winter day and the boys are off drilling a well?
Start with tea and honey; many cups of tea and honey.
Add a heaping pile of well logs. I may be a little (a lot) behind on these...
It's really nostalgic to see names of people who hired Dylan to drill their water well over 10 years ago.
I did find a well log from 8 years ago that a customer was needing a copy of. Yes!!
Oh, and add a kitty to keep you company.
But there's snow, and the ground is frozen!!
It's no problem for the DR 12 and our crew are no wimps.
We finished this well in Grand Forks last month. It was cold but we were happy that the sun was shining! The customer got the water they needed and then some which made us both very happy.
Today I'm a farmer. Although, the boxes in the back of the truck are the drive shoes I picked up at the greyhound station earlier this morning. Maybe that means I'm always a well driller... Anyway, who doesn't like a good cattle drive? Our animals summered at the neighbours place and it was time to bring them home. Fortunately it all went smooth. They followed the truck home and were happy to be in the field now that the hay is all cut and baled. Thunder, our escape artist bull, even joined the herd on the way.
Tomorrow I'll be a water well driller again. Well, I might wait until Monday...
We drilled this well in Osoyoos a few years ago. Our customer needed to drill a well on the property before they were allowed to sell. They asked their realtor for a recommendation of a certified well driller and he gave them our number. We were happy to drill them a well on their property. You wouldn't think the side a mountain would be a good place to find water, but it wasn't too deep, there was more than enough and we was clean and clear. The customer had a million dollar view and a great well as selling features. Their property wasn't listed long after the well was drilled!
We drilled this well in Midway, located in the Boundary region of BC. The customer wanted to irrigated their 25 acre property and weren't sure if they needed a 6" or 8" well drilled. After discussing their needs and what a 6" well produces they decided to go with a 6" instead of an 8" well. The water came out great, they saved a lot of money and they have what they need to irrigate their property. If you have questions about drilling an irrigation well in BC, give us call. We would be happy to talk about all the options based on your needs and the area you are in.