Why Drill

Life cannot survive without water. About half (46%) of Nova Scotians rely on ground water from dug or drilled wells for their water use. Groundwater for our consumption is found in aquifers in bedrock or the material above the bedrock. Access to this water is usually by a dug well or drilled well.

A dug well is usually excavated by hand or machine until the digging reaches a point lower than the water table. The well is then lined with rock material to prevent its collapse. Dug wells are highly susceptible to contamination because they only obtain water from shallow aquifers.

A drilled well consists of a hole bored into the aquifer by a rotary or percussion machine. The upper part is lined with casing that is sealed with grouting material. A drilled well can go much deeper than a dug well and has a much lower chance of contamination than a dug well.


In all of our drilling projects JT Levings Water Drilling LTD strives to have as small an impact on your property as possible. Our equipment is updated on a regular basis to help meet environmental standards for water safety. We use eco-friendly hydraulic fluid for all equipment used in the drilling process. Our 40+ years of experience helps us to precisely place and drill your well in a safe manner with the least impact to the environment. Do not confuse the age old process of well drilling for water with the environmentally, damaging oil/gas drilling process called “fracking”. The water drilling process is a safe and environmentally friendly process. Please call us if you have any concerns.

Did you know Canadians use twice as much water as Europeans? Although nature recycles our water the supply of fresh water is limited. We encourage using water conservation methods to help conserve declining water tables and droughts caused by climate change.Here is a link to conservation methods.

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