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Well Drilling


Water wells are a very important part of the HRM. Many families rely on natural water sources for their everyday use; therefore, wells should be maintained and should be tested on a regular basis to make sure you are drinking good clean water.


Bluenose Well Drilling Ltd in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia offers well drilling services to the people of the Eastern Shore and Halifax Regional Municipality. With expertise of over three decades, we are a trusted choice for all your water needs. We offer all our services at competitive rates.

Drilled Wells

Modern wells are mostly drilled and require a fairly complicated and expensive rig. Drill rigs are often mounted on big trucks and use rotary drill bits that chew away at the rock, percussion bits that smash the rock, or if the ground is soft, large auger bits. A pump is often placed at the bottom to push water to the surface, and these wells can be drilled several 100 feet deep. The water that is found in the aquifers has been recharging for many years.

Overflow Packers

Overflow packers are installed to stop water from flowing over the well head when it overflows over the well. An owner of a flowing well must ensure that an appropriate certificate holder installs a well packer to stop and control the flow of water. It’s done to ensure that water is not discharged immediately around the well head.

Dug Wells

The Average joe, years ago, had a dug well that would have been dug, without any mechanical equipment.

Some wells are still dug by using heavy excavating equipment.

Decommissioning a Water Well

The owner of the well shall fill and seal it if a well is not in use, and its continued existence constitutes a safety hazard or allows a contaminant to enter the aquifer. This method should be approved by the Department of Environment. If an individual or company is being contracted to carry out all operations incidental to the abandonment of water wells, they must be licensed water well contractors who hold a valid Nova Scotia water well contractors’ licence.

Well Casing Extensions

To comply with the regulations of Nova Scotia Environment, well heads must be 1 foot above the ground. It is common to encounter older drilled wells that have well heads buried beneath the ground surface or located in below ground well pits. There is a possibility of increased risk of contamination to the well because of potential surface water intrusion. Well casings are used to extend the well to above ground and must be completed by a certified well driller. Modern well construction methods and the introduction of pitless adapters in the 1960s have, in most cases, eliminated the need for well heads to be located below the ground surface.

We are here to help with all your water needs, from drilling a water well to hooking up a pump to making sure your water is good for drinking we will help you from start to finish and look forward to doing so.

Rely on us to drill different types of wells:

Water wells
Geotechnical/environmental wells
Geothermal wells
Environmental wells
Municipal wells

We offer commercial, industrial, residential, municipal and agricultural well drilling services.

We also handle other related services such as:

Water treatment
Pump installation
Well chlorination
Water well testing
Pre-drill pilings

What We Do:

We determine where your well should be drilled after we visit your property.
We provide an estimate after the inspection and upon acceptance of the quote we begin drilling your well.
You will need a trench dug from the well to your house. Contact us when that stage is complete; we will come back and install a pitless adapter, waterlines and electrical lines.
Once your house is built and ready, we come back and install your pressure tank, control box and also install your pump in the well.
After the completion of installation, you will need a certified electrician for a power source from the main panel.
When your water has been running 7-14 days and all the chlorine has been removed from the water, we highly recommend a water test be done.

Water Needs?

We provide free estimates for well drilling costs.

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