Summers Drilling Ltd 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 will 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 used to be 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 Ltd into what it is today.
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What days are Summers Drilling Ltd open?
Summers Drilling Ltd is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Summers Drilling Ltd
- Monday08:00AM - 04:30PM
- Tuesday08:00AM - 04:30PM
- Wednesday08:00AM - 04:30PM
- Thursday08:00AM - 04:30PM
- Friday08:00AM - 04:30PM
- Sat, SunClosed