The Water Well Drilling Services Ontario Trusts

A licensed contractor, Gerrits Drilling & Engineering offers water well drilling services in Ontario. We begin by obtaining all necessary approvals to drill in your area, meeting with you to discuss the contents of your contract. We always meet or exceed the requirements of the Canadian Standards Association and take a safety-first approach to all jobs.


Chemical rehabilitation

Chemical rehabilitation.

Secured zone using a hot water washer

Decontaminating equipment entering and leaving the site in a secured zone using a hot water washer.

Working men

Working with potentially contaminated soils and water.

Trucks for disposal

Containing potentially contaminated water for disposal at an off site treatment facility.

Environmental Projects

Gerrits Drilling & Engineering has been involved in numerous large scale environmental projects including:

Environmental Projects

  • Monitor well installation to track spill migration

  • Landfill leachate monitor well installation

  • Extraction & Injection wells to chemically treat contaminated groundwater and inject it back into the aquifer

  • Well construction requiring drill cutting and water containment and disposal, decontamination zones for hot water washing of all equipment entering and leaving the job site and appropriate PPE equipment.

Well Abandonment

Gerrits Drilling & Engineering operates state-of-the-art grouting technology of various types and sizes. Gerrits Drilling & Engineering has experience in grouting in a wide variety of conditions including:

Well Abandonment

  • Large and small diameter well abandonment

  • Sealing of annular space

  • Sealing under artesian conditions

Gerrits Drilling & Engineering also offers video well inspection services which can be useful in determining the proper method of abandoning wells, based on the well design and construction.

Pressure grouting a well

Pressure grouting a well.

Grouting leaky

Grouting leaky annular space with static water level 2.5 m above grade. The annular space had previously been leaking for over 20 years.

Aquifer Testing

Gerrits Drilling & Engineering is equipped to conduct long and short term pumping tests. Gerrits Drilling & Engineering owns and operates equipment capable of pumping in excess of 1000 Igpm from various depths. Gerrits Drilling & Engineering has been involved in a wide variety of aquifer testing projects including:

Aquifer Testing

  • Simultaneous testing of multiple wells

  • Simultaneous staggered start pumping tests

  • Long term pumping tests involving double pumping

  • Long term (15 day) infiltration testing for a proposed grey-water infiltration gallery

Air lift

Air lift development of a proposed irrigation water supply.

Long term aquifer testing of an irrigation water supply.

Long term aquifer testing of an irrigation water supply.

Testing of a high capacity proposed municipal supply well

Long term testing of a high capacity proposed municipal supply well. Multiple pumps and generators on site as double pumping was required (pumping from the well into a tank and then from the tank into the discharge line).

Exploratory Drilling

Gerrits Drilling & Engineering has been involved in a number of large exploration projects for the mining and power generation sectors in Ontario including:

Exploratory Drilling

  • Test drilling for large underground hydroelectric tunnels

  • Construction and installation of pressure relief wells at the foot of an earthen dam to prevent vertical leakage, adjacent to a hydroelectric plant

  • Monitor well construction to monitor the potential migration of contaminants

Exploratory drilling

Exploratory drilling for the mining industry in Northern Ontario.

Exploratory drilling for the mining industry

Exploratory drilling for the mining industry in Northern Ontario.

 Installation of pressure relief wells

Installation of pressure relief wells at the foot of an earthen dam and hydroelectric power.

Drilling

Gerrits Drilling & Engineering operates a fleet of equipment that includes a 1977 TH60, a 2002 Foremost DR12, a 2005 Foremost DR24, and a cable tool rig. The variety of our equipment allows us to consider multiple approaches to each project and plan the best method for the specific constraints of each project.


Gerrits Drilling & Engineering fleet allows us to either set casing into an open borehole using mud rotary technology, or simultaneously advance the casing as the borehole progresses using one of our state-of-the-art dual rotaries. We are capable of drilling holes in excess of 36 inches (90 cm) in diameter. Our staff of licensed well and pump technicians, groundwater professionals and engineers have over 100 years of combined experience in the field of groundwater exploration, well design and construction, capacity testing and mechanical and chemical well rehabilitation methods.

Foremost DR-12

Foremost DR-12.

Air lifting after construction

Air lifting after construction to remove fine grained sediments from high capacity irrigation water supply for an 18 hole golf course.

Foremost DR-24

Foremost DR-24.

Engineering Services

Gerrits Drilling & Engineering can provide a complete range of engineering and hydrogeologic services. Our staff has experience in the following areas:

Engineering Services

  • GUDI (Groundwater Under the Direct Influence of Surface Water) studies

  • Golf course irrigation studies and water supplies

  • Municipal water supplies

  • Desktop hydrogeologic investigations

  • Field hydrogeologic investigations

  • Permit to take water applications

  • Permit to take water monitoring programs and annual reports

  • Monitoring well programs

  • Test drilling programs

  • Long and short term aquifer testing

  • Groundwater and surface water monitoring and sampling

  • Well video interpretation

Map

Well Location Plan showing location of proposed water taking and other well located in the area.

Long Term Pumping test

Long Term Pumping test in support of Permit to Take Water (PTTW) Application for high capacity irrigation water supply at an 18 hole golf course.

Map 2

Hydrogeologic Cross Section showing the generalized stratigraphy for the area and adjacent wells.

Well Rehabilitation & Maintenance

Gerrits Drilling & Engineering is experienced in a wide variety of well maintenance and rehabilitation methods including:

Well Rehabilitation & Maintenance

  • Mechanical rehabilitation methods (pumping, airlifting, surging, scrubbing)

  • Chemical and physical rehabilitation (chemical injection and pumping)

Gerrits Drilling & Engineering also offers video well inspection services which can aid in determining key issues within the well and the selection of the proper well rehabilitation method.

Installation of a liner

Installation of a liner in a high capacity municipal water supply well.

Well development with portable air supply and service truck

Well development with portable air supply and service truck.

Acid rehabilitation

Acid rehabilitation of former municipal water supply well.

Pump Installation & Maintenance

Gerrits Drilling & Engineering is equipped to install, remove, and inspect any high capacity, large diameter submersible or line-shaft pumps used for municipal water supplies, golf course irrigation and dewatering programs. Gerrits Drilling & Engineering also owns numerous submersible video cameras with side-view capabilities. This camera technology is capable of creating videos in both black & white and colour and can be used to inspect wells as small as 2 inch (5.08cm) in diameter.

Pump

Removal of a high capacity submersible pump for maintenance and video well inspection.

Pump 3

Installation of a high capacity submersible pump for municipal water supply.

Pump 2

Installation of a high capacity submersible pump for irrigation water supply at a newly constructed golf course.

Well Diagnostics

Gerrits Drilling & Engineering offers video well inspection services for all well and borehole applications via a variety of submersible video cameras with side-view capabilities, which can be used to inspect wells as small as 2 inch (5.08cm) in diameter. Gerrits Drilling & Engineering’s video capabilities, when combined with video interpretation services offered by on-staff engineers and pump removal capabilities, can be used to:

Well Diagnostics

  • Determine the cause of a problematic water system (quality or quantity)

  • Locate potential water bearing zones within a test well or borehole

  • Diagnose well design and construction issues prior to pump removal

  • Determine well design and construction in order to properly select the most effective well abandonment procedure

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With a drill rig, a skid steer and a flatbed water truck, we have the equipment to create water wells that will operate efficiently. Don’t be fooled by cheap companies that can drill a well but won’t provide the quantity of water you need or the reliability you depend on. Use the water well drillers Ontario trusts. Give us a call to learn more about water well drilling services in Ontario.

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