Property owner requesting an estimate must provide:
To initiate process owner must return completed forms:
Once forms are completed we will file a Notice of Intent with the Washington State Department Of Ecology.
A property Assessment will be conducted on site with the owner and a member or our team. This assessment is to verify that proposed well site is clearly marked, that the site is accessible, and that mandated set back parameters are met.
The process of drilling a well can take 1-5 days depending on well depth and environmental conditions. Once drilling has commenced our driller will evaluate and record soil changes as the drilling process proceeds through different layers of geological materials. A surface seal will be set at the depth required by the Washington State Department of Ecology. A 6 or 8 inch casing will be advanced until the aquifer is located, once located a screen will be placed to filter sediment.
An airtest will be performed to determine well output in gallons per minute (GPM). Water samples will be taken at owners request once drilling is complete. Water sample testing is required to obtain a building permit in Whatcom County and includes inorganic and bacteriological testing. Once testing is complete our team will file a Well Log with the Washington State Department of Ecology to record the details of your well. This well log will become a permanent part of your property history.
Proper decommission of a well must be performed by a licensed well driller per RCW 18.104(Washington Well Constrution Act). There is more to decommission a well then one might think. Even if your well is no longer producing a sustainable or viable amount of water it is still connnected to the aquifer.
Protecting the aquifer is vital!
To decommission a well properly all well equipment must be removed, a solid compactable material must be used to fill the voided space (i.e. concrete, bentonite), and a permanent seal must be set to prevent future access.