Winter Drilling and …

Wells can be drilled year around.  Anything can be done, but at what expense. Freezing weather, short days, bad roads and snow-covered property create challenges.  Being one who prefers to drill with water in most all formations, this is limited by sub-freezing temperatures.  We use water to clean the well bore, to develop water sources and to keep formations with clays from sticking to the well bore and sealing off water sources.  Additionally we use water to control dust.  Many of you have seen what looked to be a forest fire and sometimes reported as such.  Only to find out later it was a drill rig creating this nasty dust.  It is not easy or inexpensive to control this dust.  Chances are if you have seen this, it WAS NOT me.  For years we have used water in an attempt to limit the environmental damage done by drilling dry.  Water and the use of it, is one of the things most commonly left behind in sub-freezing temperatures.                           — David Nequette

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NEQUETTE DRILLING
105 CR 241
P.O. Box 186
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Phone: (719) 783-3000
Email: nequettedrilling@gmail.com


FREE ESTIMATES for Drilling,
Water Systems & Excavations

  • Water Well Drilling
  • Well Fracturing
  • Septic Systems
  • General Excavation
  • Complete Water Systems
  • Site Planning Consultation


Information Packages Available


Driving Directions:

  • From State Hwy 96 in Westcliffe
  • Turn North on 3rd St
    (State Hwy 69)
  • Go 1/4 mile to County Rd 241
    (at fairgrounds)
  • Turn right and take immediate left into parking lot

License #1043
Bonded & Insured
40+ Years Experience