What We Do


Island Well Drillers have all the latest equipment and professional, licensed staff to solve any water problems for residential, commercial and institutional clients throughout Cape Breton.

If you’re looking for answers to your water quality issues or need service on your water treatment, pump or well, call us and let our staff solve your problems!

If you’re thinking of buying a new home, we offer quantity and quality tests, including running water for time intervals to ensure there is enough water to sustain a normal household. We also recommend having your sewer lines inspected before you purchase your home.
  • Drilled and dug wells

  • Pumps – jet and submersible

  • Constant pressure systems

  • Well locating services

  • Video camera well inspection

  • Well deepening

  • Well abandonment

  • Water treatment

  • Service ALL types of pumps and conditioners

  • Sewer pipe inspection, including robotic video

  • Septic tank location

  • Quantity and quality tests for new home buyers

  • Ultraviolet light systems to treat bacteria

  • Water conditioners and iron filters

  • Radio detection services for pipe and wire locating

  • Parts and repairs for existing systems


We have the tools and a full fleet of service vehicles to provide you the reliable service you deserve with the quality you require on time and efficiently. Our vehicles include:
  • 2 Drillers

  • 2 Main service trucks

  • 2 Backup service trucks

  • 2 Boom trucks

  • 2 Robotic video inspection trucks

  • 2500 Gallon tanker truck

  • Generator truck

  • 1 Five ton work truck

  • 2 Follow trucks for the driller

Why should I use a Licensed Well Driller?

Quality you can count on

The first thing to consider when deciding on a new well is choosing a driller who can meet your expectations. In Nova Scotia, all drillers must hold a valid drillers certificate. All qualified drillers in the province must go through rigorous testing from Nova Scotia Environment and have at least 4,000 hours of experience before they can even qualify for a license.

Continued Education, Training and Expertise

Once the license is obtained, the driller must maintain training courses on an annual basis or the licence will not be renewed. Also, keep in mind that the cheapest estimate may not be the best. Make sure all estimates obtained are comparing the same thing and that there are no hidden costs. Ask your neighbours for references.


We do everything we can to help Cape Breton thrive and grow by being immersed in local charities and sporting events.
  • Nova Scotia Crimestoppers

  • Local Fire Departments

  • Local Legions

  • Child Find

  • CB Sports Hall of Fame

  • Breakfast Programs for Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board

  • Autism Society of Cape Breton

  • Local Churches

  • Various CBU Organizations

  • Local Sports Teams

  • Major Supporter of Cape Breton Minor Football Association

  • Participated in the Santa Clause Parade

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What Type of Well Do I Need or Have?

In Cape Breton, there are generally two types of water wells: drilled and dug.

Drilled Wells

A drilled well uses groundwater, which is a safer source of water because it is protected by soil or rock. Drilled wells provide a constant, steady supply of water that is not usually impacted by dry weather.

Dug Wells

A dug well uses surface water which has a higher possibility of contamination. A lot of dug wells use UV light to sterilize the water used in your home.


Wells are priced on a per-foot basis and vary from region to region. We estimate base pricing on an average depth of well for your area. We offer pumping system pricing for new wells and retrofits.