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Learn More About Summers Drilling Inc

Summers Drilling Inc was started in 1917 by my grandfather and great-uncle. They started drilling water wells in the Edmonton West area with a horse-driven water well rig. This was quite an upgrade compared to digging the wells by hand. My grandfather drilled over 500 test wells for the Wabamun Coal mine since its inception. Back then, when you drilled a well for a farm, the farmer would feed you and give you a place to sleep. It would  take many days to drill a well.

My father, Jim Summers, used to drill water wells in the 1950s using the same rig that my grandfather used. Jim was one of the first people to earn a Journeyman Water Well Drillers ticket in the early 1970s. Jim used to drill wells throughout his life with the guys in the shop. Jim Summers passed away in 2015. He had set up many projects in Africa for the United Nations in the 80s and 90s. Jim and his wife Regina were active in aid projects in Malawi.

I, Dave Summers, was involved with drilling since I was a kid helping my father. I have worked on the horse rig, made a casing out of wood boards for the water wells. When I graduated from high school in 1980, I continued my drilling career by working with many drilling companies around the world. I have drilled with many different types of rigs for different purposes. I then came back in 1990 and expanded Summers Drilling Inc into what it is today.

Well-established Drilling Company

Technology might have changed in the 100+ years since Summers Drilling Inc installed its first water well. Our company is a family-owned and -operated company dedicated to quality work and timely customer service. This third-generation family business drills more than 250 wells per year. We are steady and on the same pace year after year.

Water For Life in Africa

Water for Life in Africa (WFLA) was founded in 2002 by my parents, Jim and Regina, and my brother, Robert, a licensed well driller and professor in the University of Alberta’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

WFLA relies on advanced drilling methods to tap into the water table only when the hydrogeology of an area requires it to. We drill wells that villagers can maintain themselves without investing in lots of high-tech equipment that may require regular maintenance or repair. The family-owned and -operated business recently completed more than 6 wells near the capital of Malawi, not far from Lilongwe. Call us today to learn more about our services or about the projects we are associated with.

Local Engagement

Summers Drilling Inc is proud to belong to the Stony Plain Chamber of Commerce. We are grateful for our community’s support and return the love through sponsorship of local hockey leagues and rodeos. 

Employee Safety

The safety of our job sites and employees is a top concern at Summers Drilling Inc in Stony Plain. To that end, we are active members of ComplyWorks and ISNetworld, and we maintain SECOR Safety Certification

Because safety standards and technology are always evolving, we educate our employees at various safety programs, seminars, and training courses to maintain their qualifications.

You can be confident that, with Summers Drilling Inc, you will always receive the highest level of service and quality, at the highest level of safety. Contact us today for your water well drilling needs.

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