Water Well Services

Local Water Well Services

Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Yarrow, Sardis, Clearbrook, Harrison Lake, Hope, Langley, Fort Langley, Surrey, Vancouver,
Aldergrove, Cloverdale, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Albion, Whonnock, Ruskin, Mission, Dewdney.

Langley Well Drilling Services

Fraser Valley Water Well Service Area:

Vancouver, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Clearbrook, Mission, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Whonnock, Ladner, Tsawwassen, Whistler


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Fraser Valley Well Drilling

Water Well Services for Fraser Valley

Local Water Well Pros offers a broad range of Fraser Valley Water Well Services, our local service area includes Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Yarrow, Sardis, Clearbrook, Harrison Lake, Hope, Langley, Fort Langley, Surrey, Aldergrove, Cloverdale, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Albion, Whonnock, Ruskin, Mission, Dewdney,  and the Metro Vancouver area.

Local Water Well Pros provides Water Well Services in the Fraser Valley from beginning to end. Our fully qualified water wells experts well versed in large scope of  services and water repair services from commercial and residential well drilling, geotechnical drilling, well  pump installations, home water treatment systems, commercial water filtration, water well inspections, and water testing laboratory services for local water testing & water test kits.

Local Water Well Pros provides FREE online estimates making it easy to get the local well drilling costs, a price to install a new well pump, pump repairs and other water local well services near you.

Our local well drillers are fully equipped to perform at an optimum level for domestic well drilling, commercial water systems, large irrigation wells and golf course irrigation & pumping systems.

We have many water well resources available including the  Fraser Valley Water Well Guidelines and FAQ

Need to drill well with remote or difficult access for regular well drilling rigs and equipment?  No problem, no job is to large or small… give Local Water Well Pros a call at 604-670-4223

What is the cost to drill a well in the Fraser Valley?

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Fraser Valley Service Area

Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Yarrow, Sardis, Clearbrook, Harrison Lake, Hope, Langley, Fort Langley, Surrey, Vancouver, Aldergrove, Cloverdale, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Albion, Whonnock, Ruskin, Mission, Dewdney.


Cost to Drill a Well

What is the Fraser Valley well drilling cost?  Local Water Well Pros offers full access to the well drilling cost for the Lower Mainland of British Columbia easy to request online not only for well drilling but for complete water well systems too!

Thinking about drilling a well in the Fraser Valley?  We’re your local experts in the water well drilling industry with a team of highly skilled people that work together successfully completing water well services and well drilling projects each year.

We encourage you to request the local well drilling costs, there is no need for a prior sales visit on your property.

If you would like a detailed well drilling cost estimate please provide a few details about your property in the well drilling cost estimator form at the top of this page and we will respond with a detailed estimate for the cost to drill a well in your specific area of the Mainland generally within a few hours or the next day at the latest.

The cost to drill a well in the Fraser Valley will depend on several factors. The well drilling cost per foot will vary by the drilling location, depth and diameter of the water well casing.  6″ diameter wells is the standard size for domestic wells in British Columbia & most of Canada.

The 2021 Fraser Valley well drilling cost per foot is typically $35.00 to $60.00 for 6″ cased well, this includes the drilling and casing cost combined. When drilling in rock where well casing is not required the drilling cost without casing will be in the range of $35.00 per foot.

There will also be other well drilling costs when drilling a well in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia for example drilling water well may require a surface seal costing roughly $800.00, a drive shoe at at cost of $250.00 and possibly a stainless steel well screen installation at approximately $1350.00 per 4′ section, sometimes more than one well screen section will be required.  There is also water well development which is typically costs in the range of $250.00 per hour.

The installation of water well liners to prevent the new drilled well from collapsing is recommended, liners are installed more often than not in rock holes at $15.00 per per foot.  The above costs is a current well drilling cost estimate of what you can expect a new drilled well to cost in the Fraser Valley and most of BC.

Are these all the costs to drill a well in British Columbia?  No, there may be some extra expenses.  If a Fraser Valley well driller anticipates flowing artesian conditions you may expect additional water well drilling costs substantially adding to the final cost of drilling a well in the Lower Mainland of BC.

When preparing to drill a well in the Fraser Valley it’s very important to request an accurate well drilling cost estimate for your specific area, there are so many variables that will finally determine the true of of drilling a water well on the British Columbia Mainland.  Each property should be well researched as we have access to a good amount of data for the most part.

Many drilled water wells in the Fraser Valley may be less than 100′ – almost without exception most well drillers in British Columbia have a minimum well drilling charge of 100′.

Once a new well is drilled in the installation of a well pump system will be required, it difficult to give the estimated cost of a new well pump system, once the well is drilled and the well depth, yield, and trenching distance etc. is known it becomes much easier to know the the cost of installing a new water well pumping system into a water well.

As you can see drilling a new well is costly but can also be a very good investment and increase the value of your real estate with a good producing water well.

When thinking of drilling for water the first thing anyone wants to know is the cost of drilling a well in the Fraser Valley, what they do not realize is that the cost of drilling a well can double or triple quickly!

How would the cost to drill a well double or triple you ask?  By drilling a dry hole… how would most people know where to drill for water on a property?  Remember most driller are paid by the foot to drill a well and we have many excellent well drillers in the province of BC, what may be lacking though is the expertise on  where to drill a new well.

Fortunately, most people are very reluctant to drill without knowing if they at least have a good chance of hitting water for more information on water site selection visit www.ColleenRoberts.com21


Call Before You Dig!

Whether you are drilling a well or preparing to dig on a property in the Fraser Valley – even in the remote areas… Call Before You Dig!

One call from the contractor or homeowner with a dig project starts a process that ends with knowing where any underground facilities are buried on the property.

BC ONE CALL: 1-800-474-6886

Water Testing Laboratories Near You

 Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Yarrow, Sardis, Clearbrook, Harrison Lake, Hope, Langley, Fort Langley, Surrey, Vancouver,
Aldergrove, Cloverdale, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Albion, Whonnock, Ruskin, Mission, Dewdney

Water Well FAQ

A: Most properties with a requirement for a water well will typically have the right to drill a well on the property in the Fraser Valley, while you may not need to have a well drilling permit at this time there may be municipal bylaws within a community that must be considered when preparing to drill a water.

British Columbia Ministry of Environment Regulations – Water Well Set-back Regulations for the Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley Water Wells Should Not Be:

1) Within a horizontal distance of 3 m (10′) of an existing building.

2) Within a horizontal distance of 30 m (100′) of any probable source of contamination or point of waste discharge to the ground, such as a privy vault, cesspool, septic effluent field, manure heap, stable or pig sty; or

3) Within a horizontal distance of 120 m (400′) of any cemetery or dumping ground.

4) Drilled within 50′ of a neighboring well – dug or drilled

Many wells in the Fraser Valley are not deep, in fact many wells will be far less than 200′ deep.

If a water well is located near potential sources of contamination it is vulnerable and can become contaminated with the possibly of causing serious illness or even death.

British Columbia Water Well Regulations & Ministry of Environment set-backs for water wells in the Fraser Valley are required to protect water resources from becoming contaminated from a multitude of possible sources.

To understand comparable well drilling depths, it’s best to locate the BC Ministry of Environment set-backs and refer to your local resources including well drilling reports, resources are available at BC Water Well Search and Fraser Valley Municipal Bylaws.

Potential sources of water well contamination include waste discharge to the ground, such as privy vaults (also known as an outhouse or pit toilet), cesspool (“overflow” pits), underground storage tanks, septic tanks an effluent field, stable or pig sty, manure heap, fertilizers and pesticides, runoff from urban areas, even a cemetery or landfill sites.

A drilled water well in or any of the Fraser Valley communities should be located on higher ground when possible to protect the well head from normal or seasonal flooding and possible surface drainage.

Both shallow wells and deep water wells located anywhere in the Fraser Valley may also become seasonally vulnerable and should be located away from surface drainage ditches and other possible sources of contamination.

A: Modern drilled water wells in British Columbia should last for a long time with the current well drilling methods and water well construction materials.

A drilled well in theory could last up to 100-years in some areas although it would certainly not be common in the Fraser Valley area. There are numerous variables to consider, it’s important to evaluate a property and consider the importance or properly siting a new water well prior to drilling.  Water well siting may help yield as much water a possible, if local aquifer conditions change a properly cited water well will hopefully still remain productive.

A: An artesian well in the Fraser Valley is a water well that taps into a confined aquifer. Under artesian pressure, water in the well rises above the top of the aquifer, but does not necessarily reach the land surface.

A flowing artesian well is one that has been drilled into an aquifer where the pressure within the aquifer forces the groundwater to rise above the land surface naturally without using a pump.

Flowing artesian wells can flow on an intermittent or continuous basis and originate from aquifers occurring in either unconsolidated materials such as sand and gravels or bedrock, at depths ranging from a few meters to several thousand meters.

All flowing wells are artesian, but not all artesian wells are flowing wells.  Learn more about flowing artesian wells in the Fraser Valley.

A: Not a lot is required to maintain a water well.  The well water should be tested at least annually along with periodic water well disinfection & flushing as required to maintain a clean healthy well.  Many well owners wisely conduct an annual maintenance inspection of the complete water system. Preventative maintenance can reduce water well expenses and equipment damage.

Home Water Treatment Systems for the Fraser Valley

Home Water Treatment System for Your Water Well

 Common Water Issues and Contaminants

  • Hard Water: contains dissolved calcium, magnesium and, often, iron (Fe).
  • Cloudy Water: murky or greyish looking water is typically caused by dissolved or solids that remain in suspension.
  • Chlorine – Taste and Smell: chlorine often used as a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria in water itself or the piping system that transports the water.
  • Bad Taste and Odors: “rotten egg” (H2S), earthy flavor and metallic tastes.
  • Water Stains: often caused by hard water, iron (Fe), dissolved minerals or naturally occurring acid in your water, or a even combination of them.
  • Limescale: chalky white marks and stains from fixtures, it’s difficult to remove and builds up over time.

Home Water Treatment Systems

  • How Water Softeners Works: hard water is softened by removing the calcium and magnesium with a process known as ion exchange.
  • How a Reverse Osmosis System Works: water pressure and a semi-permeable membrane removes contaminants from water typically down to a sub-micron level.

Water Quality Issues and Local Water Testing

  • Well Water Treatment: if your Fraser Valley home is provided water by a private water well, you, and only you, are completely responsible for the safety and quality of your water.
  • City Water Treatment: although disinfected, city water can still  have water quality issues.  Many people choose to remove the chlorine from their water.
  • Importance of Water Testing: why is independent water testing important? Because it’s important that you understand your water and insure it’s quality and safety.Thousands of Fraser Valley homes rely on home treatment systems and water filtration.  Water treatment is best designed for water demands and water quality.If you need more information regarding your water, an estimate for water treatment, or help to understand a water chemistry report please feel free to submit your information and questions.  We typically respond quickly.

Or contact Local Water Well Pros at 604-670-4223


A: Groundwater has generally been the best choice for a stable, safer, and cleaner water source on most local properties.  Local Water Well Pros is very familiar with the local aquifers throughout the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.

A: Consult with a local well drilling company that has an extensive track record in the area. Hire a driller who has been in the drilling industry for a long time.

At Local Water Well Pros, we make sure all our well drilling contractors have a safety program, insurance, and workers compensation coverage for their employees with a highly proven success rate of quality drill wells.

Prior to ever drilling a well site selection is vital, many people are not aware that there is always risk of drilling a dry well in the Fraser Valley.

A: Local Water Well Pros drillers are educated and certified under the BC well drillers apprenticeship program must abide by or exceed the water well drilling regulations for British Columbia.

A: Local Water Well Pros provides a full range of water well services. Once the well has been drilled you many be anxious to get your well in service as quickly as possible.  We advise and help our customers through each step of the well drilling process such as well pump installations, water tanks, water treatment & well water testing. 

A: Turn off the well pump breaker at your breaker panel and call Local Water Well Pros as quickly as possible, we can either advise you over the telephone to resolve the issue or arranged to have a technician service your water system.

A:  Rotary air drilling is just what it says.  A large compressor to clean-out the borehole.  This is the cleanest and preferred well drilling method used today in the Fraser Valley well drilling industry.

Air rotary is a drilling method used to for deep boreholes in rock formations.

Borehole advancement is achieved by rapid rotation of a drill bit which is mounted at the end of the drill pipe. The drill bit “cuts” the formation into very small bits, called cuttings.

A: The well drilling cost in the Fraser Valley is determined by location, geography, the drilling method and well construction materials.

Local well drilling experience is vital to successfully complete the drilling of a well along with expert well development for long lasting wells and managing the well drilling costs.

We strive to avoid drilling excessively deep whenever possible, to eliminate possible problems such as saltwater intrusion that can occur in areas of the Fraser Valley.

Drilling excessively deep when not necessary not only increases the completed well drilling cost but it also increases the well pump installation and general operating costs.

Local Water Well Pros

 Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Yarrow, Sardis, Clearbrook, Harrison Lake, Hope, Langley, Fort Langley, Surrey, Vancouver,
Aldergrove, Cloverdale, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Albion, Whonnock, Ruskin, Mission, Dewdney