Mountain Regional Water District has several deep wells currently in operation. In November of 2015, the District undertook its largest well drilling project ever, know as the Bison Bluff Well. This well is located in the Promontory Development and after drilling to 1,000 feet deep, and pump testing, produced 1,500 gallons per minute of high quality water, making it the largest producing well in Western Summit County.
Drilling was performed Day and Night for about a Month. Sound walls protected the residential neighbors from sound and light at night.
Drill rods and reamer entering the borehole.
Driller operator at the borehole
Louvered steel screen pipe is placed in the well in sections where water bearing strata are found.
Insertion of well screens into well.
The Drill Bit.
End view of submersile water test turbine pump.
Insertion of water test pump into the well casing.
Testing of well water output.
Well house construction near complete, with well pump 300 horsepower motor in the background.
Installation of 350 kw back-up power generator at well site.