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The WorkingWell.alberta.ca website has videos, fact sheets, and other resources on water wells.

If the flow starts to slow, contact a water well contractor

Routine maintenance can extend the life of the well 
on your farm and ensure good water quality

There’s no predicting how long a well will last. “Some wells can last for a very long time. I have worked on wells that are so old they quit making the parts for them in 1929,” said Rene Arts, a water well contractor from Westlock. “These aren’t the norm, but I still keep a stock […] Read more

Reducing water pressure when the corner arm isn’t needed slashes energy costs.

Don’t cut corners on irrigation savings

Reducing water pressure when the corner arm isn’t needed can cut energy costs by 30 per cent or more

Producers with corner arm centre pivot irrigation systems can reduce their energy consumption by 30 to 40 per cent if a variable frequency drive (VFD) is added to the motor used to power the water pump, according to an Agricultural Technology Centre study. “Corner arms on centre pivots swing out to water corners and are […] Read more