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All About Water Well Drilling in Edmonton: Process, Costs, and Considerations

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Adding a water well to your property is an excellent way to improve the value of your investment. It also helps that groundwater is naturally clean and safe to drink, so it's helpful if you're distrustful of your city's water quality. 

However, adding a water well to your home isn't a simple process, nor is it something that you can install and ignore moving forward. If you want to maintain your drinking water quality and avoid plumbing issues, then you'll need to know how the installation process works and how to keep it clean.

Here's everything you need to know about water well drilling in Edmonton. 

Process of Drilling a Water Well

Drilling a water well isn't a simple process, which is why you should always leave it to the professionals. 

To begin with, you need a licensed contractor to install one and determine the water well site. This involves analyzing environmental factors as well as looking for an existing well site on your property.

Next, the professional driller drills a hole in the ground to reach the water table. A casing is installed to keep the well open as well as protect the water. They then develop the well and install the pump.

Once it's complete, the water is tested, and a sanitary seal is installed. Your home will then be connected to the water system.

Water Well Costs

Various factors can affect how much a well costs, both when installing and maintaining it. 

When you install it, you'll need to assess your water needs based on how many people live in your home and the number of household appliances. Actually, drilling the well may cost upwards of $12,000

Maintaining your well so that you always have quality well water also requires some work on your part. You'll need to do regular water testing and periodic cleaning, as well as invest in a water softener to deal with the hardness levels.

Benefits and Considerations

The benefits of water well drilling in Edmonton are that using well water is cost-effective and environmentally friendly. You'll also get a consistent supply of water, which is useful in more rural areas. 

However, you'll need to shock chlorinate it yearly to avoid bacterial contamination. Many homeowners also use water softeners to help deal with the mineral hardness that groundwater comes with.

Invest in Water Well Drilling in Edmonton

All residential properties in Alberta can install water wells for if you have your own private septic system. However, you'll want a professional to do the job for you to ensure that you don't encounter any issues with either your well or your groundwater. Most importantly, they'll set up the connection to your water system and make sure it flows as it should.

Westar Drilling can help with your water well drilling in Edmonton. Our services include water well installation, maintenance, and water filtration systems. We also offer specialized services such as dewatering wells and grounding holes. 


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