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British Columbia Well Design
by J.R. Drilling Central

Groundwater is a safer water source than surface water because it is protected by soil or rock, and is not so easily contaminated. A properly constructed water well ensures that the water you drink is safe and clean. The components that make up a properly constructed water well include the following, and can be reviewed on the Ministry of Environment Groundwater Regulations.

Well Design

Surface seal

This will protect the ground water aquifer from surface water contamination.

Drive shoe

The drive shoe is welded onto the first piece of casing and helps advance the casing into the ground.


The steel casing is used to case off overburden formation such as sand, gravel, small boulders, etc. We usually use 6” casing for domestic wells.

Bedrock drilling

This is done without steel casing and is often called open-hole drilling.

Pump sleeve

A 4” PVC liner is used as a pump protector in bedrock holes. It protects your pump from rocks falling off the wall of the well, which could damage the pump or leave the pump stuck in the well.


A standard screen assembly includes all the materials you need to effectively screen out unwanted materials and is used in overburden wells if required.

Water wells for domestic use are our main focus at J.R. Drilling Central, and we have the knowledge, experience and equipment to help you get the most out of the ground that Mother Nature laid down.

J.R. Drilling Central Limited Partnership

570 West Athabasca St.

Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4


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 Members of British Columbia Ground Water Association (BCGWA)

 Registered Licensed Well Drillers in the Province of British Columbia


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