"Avoid Dry Hole Drilling Locate Water Before You Drill!"

Colleen Roberts - Groundwater Consultant

Water Well Dowsing Serving British Columbia Including
Fraser Valley, Bowen Island, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Thompson-Okanagan,
Cariboo Region, Kootenay Region, Northeast British Columbia, North Coast and Nechako

Colleen Roberts

Locate Water Before Your Drill!

Serving British Columbia Including Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Thompson-Okanagan, Cariboo Region, Kootenay Region, Northeast BC,
North Coast and Nechako

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Are You Planning to Drill a Water Well?

Colleen Roberts is the most highly sought after water well dowser - water finder in Canada with 30 years of extensive experience and thousands of drilled water wells to her name she continues to locate water for drilling throughout North America.

When drilling a well the risk of drill a dry hole is substantial in many area, dry hole drilling is costly and very seldom neccesary but happens all the time!

Well educated in a broad-range of groundwater applications Colleen's primary focus is groundwater consulting, water well dowsing (site surveys for drilling or excavation) and to a lesser degree real estate law and contamination issues.  She has been heavily involved in real estate with water well issues through-out the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island for most of her professional career.

Colleen's busy season begins to ramp up by March each year through to December, it's always best to contact her as early as possible in the year, she does drill for water year round where access for the drilling rigs is not an issue.

Avoid Drilling the "PAINFUL" Dry Holes!

Drilling is a major expense, everything possible needs to be done to complete a new drilled well successfully... one that is actually producing adequate water!

Why would anyone consider spending thousands of dollars drilling for water possibly, hundreds of feet into the ground with absolutely no idea if they have a chance of hitting water?

Sounds a little crazy... Right?  Well, it is! If you're paying a local well driller by the foot to drill a well and you just park and drill you're asking for TROUBLE!

How to Hire Colleen Roberts 

Colleen can not only save you thousands of dollars by avoiding dry hole drilling but her well dowsing services many greatly increase the production (flow rate) of a given water well. If you have ever experienced a drilling a dry hole it then you know exactly how difficult a situation can quickly become.

Remember the value of Real Estate often depends on a good water supply, no one wants to inherit someone's problems.

With a vast amount of experience in the well drilling water well industry there's a huge demand for Colleen's work throughout North America, 80% of her time is now dedicated to British Columbia.

Now residing in the lower mainland she's able to dowse no more than 4-5 properties a day from March until December 15th. She expects the property owner to be onsite to meet with her, she feels it's very important for them to understand their property. Local water well dowsing rates within the lower mainland Chilliwack to Vancouver are $1000.00.

Well dowsing rates are not negotiable, she does not book more than 100 properites per month. She books quickly during the well drilling season.

Colleen makes regular scheduled trips to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands throughout the year, and will handle as many sites as possible during her trips, she tries to keep the rates similar to the mainland but your will need to contact her office for fees in your area.

Other Areas of British Columbia

Colleen does fly throughout the province.  She will fly into Williams Lake, Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna as time permits.  Contact her office for the schedule and rates.

Unfortunately she's no longer contracting any California projects, time no longer permits.  Please do not call the office with California projects.

We will typically request site surveys, arial photographs if available and details about your drilling project including any existing well logs for producing and nonproducing water wells.

If you have a specific driller that you plan to work with please include that information, if you don't Colleen will recommend the best well driller for your project once she has done a full site assessement.

If you are commited to a driller that is not qualified to work on her sites in British Columbia she will decline the project, she is extremely concerned about outcome and well drilling quality.

Read some of Colleen water well testimonials and local well drilling stories.

Water Dowsing Fraser Valley & Vancouver Island

Water Finder - Fraser Valley: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Clearbrook, Harrison Lake, Hope, Ladner, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey, Tsawwassen, and White Rock.

Water Finder - Vancouver Island: Victoria, Sooke, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet, Langford, Colwood, Sidney, Malahat, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Bay, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Valley, Crofton, Ladysmith, Cedar, Yellow Point, Chemainus, Lantzville, Qualicum Bay, Bower, Cumberland, and Comox.

Water Well Stories

Water Well Dowsing Serving British Columbia Including
Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Thompson-Okanagan,
Cariboo Region, Kootenay Region, Northeast British Columbia, North Coast and Nechako

New Water Well in the Cariboo

Marnie N. - Clinton, BC

When drilling a well in Clinton, BC we had a wonderful experience with our water dowser Colleen Roberts.

She drove to Clinton and not only found us plenty of terrific water, but when dowsing for our water well Colleen ensured us that both of our neighbors water wells would not be compromised by our new water well.

She cared for our neighbors as much as she did for us. We were pleased she took time to confirm that our neighbors were safe when we drilled a well on our new property in Clinton as we had never drilled a well before.

If you are drilling a water well we would have no hesitation recommending Colleen and well dowsing service to new customers.

Thank-you Colleen, we appreciate you!
Marnie & Bernie N. Clinton, BC, Canada

From Dry Water Well to Big Water

Living on acreage in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver island and loving gardening is wonderful until you irrigate yourself right out of water and end up with a dry water well in the middle of summer.

Our ten year old water well had given up the ghost and we were at a loss at how to go about finding the best well drilling company in Duncan on Vancouver Island to do the job of drilling us a new water well, we knew that well drilling is costly but we could no londer put it off.

Luckily, our good friends had just had some water well work done by Colleen Roberts and were extremely pleased with the job and service.

They gave us Colleen’s name as the contact person who turned out to also be the owner of the well drilling company, Colleen we learned is a famous groundwater expert who has operated on Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley for many years.

It was a Saturday afternoon and I just called to leave a message thinking no one would respond until Monday. Within two hours Colleen was on the other end of the line extremely concerned that we were in trouble with no water.

I explained we had just had a truck deliver water and were alright for the time being. Nothing would do, she said would be over Sunday night around 8:30pm.

After having a brief conversation about the property and our old dry well she immediately began dowsing to find us a new source of water so we could drill a water well as it was hot and our gardens were drying out fast.

Approximately one hour later Colleen was ready to pound in her famous stake into the ground to mark the exact spot that the well drillers would put their drill bit to drill a well.

By Monday morning at 10:30 am the water well drilling rig was on our Cowichan Valley property and ready to drill with Colleen on-site to make sure the point of the drill was exactly where she wanted it, she has zero tolerance for errors or games.

By late Monday afternoon the drillers were down about 200 feet with no sign of water so the drillers packed it in for the day. The next morning the well drillers wanted to hydro-fracture the well but Colleen said absolutely not and told them to keep going, she does not back down and knows how to manage her water well drillers, what she says is the way it’s going to go.

She does not like hydro-fracturing and says it's a waste of money and not required when you drill where the water is, she gives you that big smile and says, "what part of that is confusing?"

We have since learned that many water wells on Vancouver Island are not only drilled dry but often hydro-fractured costing an additional three thousand dollars or more.

Colleen is incredibly protective of her clients who like us know very little about water well drilling, we had no idea. She's also a remarkably confident woman who knows the entire water and drilling industry extremely well, she has drilled thousands of wells we gathered.

We were also hoping for at least some water for our dry land but must admit we were so nervous but not Colleen, she just knows and never wavers, always smiling and keeping us calm.

Finally, Tuesday around mid-morning, all of a sudden there was a huge gush of water.

We had hit the jackpot!!  We could not believe that we had 30-gallons-per-minute of beautiful, clear, odor free water almost right outside out front door! This was an incredible day for my husband Jim and I.

Not only did Colleen find us water, she has become a treasured friend who cares so much about people, I would say she is the most kind and selfless person I have ever met.

Her follow-up was superb even six years later she is still an extremely dedicated groundwater expert who always goes the extra mile for people to make sure they have the best quality water possible.

We just love Colleen and feel really blessed to have met her. Thank-you Colleen for everything you have done for us over the years.

Jim and Laura
Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island

Incredible Dowsing Experience with Colleen Roberts

Donna P. - Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island

We own and operate a large farm on Vancouver Island and have drilled a lot of dry wells over the years and then we discovered Colleen Roberts, an experience we never forget.

We were very skeptical of drilling so close to a 300' almost dry well that was not even producing 1/2 gallon-per-minute as was the well drilling contractor we had hired to come and try to drill us another well, in fact the driller practically refused to drill on Colleen's trademark pin that she had set in the ground a just couple days prior.

Yet, Colleen was adamant that we drill exactly where she placed a stake which was less than 11 feet from the non-producing almost dry well on our property!

If Colleen feels there's water she's not bothered by drilling next to a dry well, she said, "just because a well driller drills a dry hole, it has absolutely nothing to do with whether there's water or not, it only means the driller did not know where to drill and he missed it and blew off a bunch of your hard earned money!" Imagine trying to get your head around that one after wasting as much money on the farm as we have drilling dry holes over the years.

Colleen looked at the entire situation in complete amazement, she is disturbed by the craziness of dry-well drilling she said.  She's the first to say that nothing is 100% including well dowsing, "but you really need to apply some common sense at some point," she said.

Let me tell you the story, my husband had intentionally covered our 300" dry well with plywood before Colleen arrived on our property, she didn't know it was there and he really wanted to test her as we could not afford to waste anymore money and did not know who to trust. Once she put her stake down and pounded it into the ground, my husband boldly walked over within just a few feet from her stake and removed the board hiding the dry well!

My husband who was already VERY skeptical just stood there quite amused with himself, arms crossed and intently looking at her, then he looked towards our dry well and then looked over at her stake just a few feet away, I could see he was thinking she had lost her mind!

My husband is a big man and can be a little intimidating and I sensed a show-down on it's way. Colleen's quite a small woman compared to my husband and she looked up at him, square-in-the-eye and said, "when was the last time your took your wife on a holiday?"

She carried on... "well it's up to you," she quipped, "you can either give your money to the drillers who will be more than happy to take it from you and maybe drill you another dry hole or you can take your wife on an obviously well deserved holiday, maybe two of them with what I'm about to save you!" Either way she said, "you're paying me for my professional opinion so I advise you to take it or would you rather drill another dry hole?"

It was very clear who the winner of that show-down was! My husband barely ate his dinner that night, she hit him right between the eyes and we both knew it.

But, by Monday morning we had an even bigger problem on our hands because, the well driller completely flipped-out when he arrived on our farm with his well drilling rig and saw the situation about to unfold in front of him.

He told us to not to drill where Colleen had placed the stake as, "he did not think" there was any water to be found where she had claimed, in his opinion it was far to close to the almost dry well that he had already drilled just a week prior.

Once again, we had to get Colleen on the phone as we just didn't know what to do at this point. We were feeling very stressed and confused. Instantly I heard Colleen's calm voice on the speaker and she quickly responded to the well driller as he informed her with authority that "he did not think" there was any water where she wanted to drill and wanted to know what the heck she was doing?

Colleen instantly reminded the well driller that fortunately the client he was not being paid to think, he was being paid to drill the damn well! She told him to let her do the thinking and she would let him do the drilling.

She promised him that everything would work out much better that way, she was very clear with him and we watched him quickly back-down, he would not go against her. She may be small but, tough as hell with these guys, she doesn't flinch.

She then told him, "get to work and slow the drill down at 65 feet." She advised the well driller to take it slow and be careful or he might drill past the water as she was not going to give him the luxury of taking this hole to 300' like the last one he did, "not on my watch", she said!

We Just Stood There Speechless

The well driller really was not happy and she had him in a corner, then Colleen told him that plan "B" would also work for her too, he could remove his well drilling rig from our property and she would gladly bring another drilling rig in. That was the end of the power struggle, he moved the rig centering over her stake without another word, we watched him and he knew to perfectly line-up over the stake she had placed in the ground.

Colleen said, "it's like drilling on a dime." She expects no drilling games, she told us to get a chair and stay on site because this was not going to take long, we did and were really glad we stuck around.

This woman is incredibly fearless and she will not be pushed around by well drillers or husbands! I have no idea how she controls this male dominated well drilling industry in British Columbia, but she's famous for her abilities. We could see that she runs the drilling show completely, it's just the way it is and the drillers know it.  She says many drillers are not good enough to work for her and she will not let them drill her sites.

Although the odds, we felt were still very poor, my husband finally decided to follow Colleen's professional opinion. It was best as we felt a deep trust for her, she fights so hard to protect you and she was right, we paid for her water well drilling advice and she was worth every penny and much more! She was just so damn confident, she cares and really knows her business like no one we've ever met, incredible dedication.

We've also drilled and looked for water for over a couple of generations on our large farm with very little luck at all, we really thought we just owned dry land. I think that's why it was so hard for us to believe yet, allow Colleen to instruct us to drill right next to an existing dry hole already drilled to 300', my husband is a smart man and this whole concept just did not add up for him at the time. We always had just trusted drillers, it's all we knew and it was the biggest mistake we had made.  Without water on a farm you don't have much.

So here's what finally happened, we only had to drill 70-feet and found our new well yielding incredible water at 12 gallons-per-minute, this was not for irrigation just one of the houses.  She told the driller to slow down at 67-feet, how did she know?

We were beyond shocked and the our well driller was VERY quiet - I mean VERY quiet. Colleen Roberts is an amazing and very gifted woman.

She has since drilled another great well on our farm and she even got 80 gallons-per-minute for our neighbors who also had next to no water on their acreage for years, we love her and so do hundreds of families on Vancouver Island and I'm sure elsewhere, she's always on a plane somewhere it seems.

A drilling rig will never enter our farm without Colleen Roberts, don't ever drill without this woman!

Donna P.
Qualicum, Beach , BC



Colleen Roberts
Groundwater Consultant

Well Dowsing - Water Diviner - Water Dowser - Water Finder


Water Dowser Fraser Valley: Abbotsford | Chilliwack | Clearbrook | Harrison Lake | Hope | Ladner | Langley | Maple Ridge | Mission | Pitt Meadows | Richmond | Surrey | Tsawwassen | White Rock | Bowen Island

Water Dowsing Vancouver Island: Victoria | Sooke | Duncan | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Nanoose Bay | Courtenay | Campbell River | Port Hardy | Port Alberni | Tofino | Ucluelet | Langford | Colwood | Sidney | Malahat | Mill Bay | Shawnigan Lake | Cowichan Bay | Cobble Hill | Cowichan Valley | Crofton | Ladysmith | Cedar | Yellow Point, Chemainus | Lantzville | Qualicum Bay | Bowser | Cumberland | Comox

Water Dowsing Northern Vancouver Island: Alberni Inlet | Alberni Valley | Bamfield | Long Beach | Port Alberni | Sproat Lake | Tofino | Ucluelet

Water Dowsing Gulf Islands: Pender Islands | Galiano Island | Mayne Island | Saturna Island | Salt Spring Island

Well Dowsing South-Central British Columbia: Ashcroft | Armstrong | Barriere | Black Pines | Cache Creek | Celista | Chase | Clearwater | Enderby | Kelowna | Falkland | Heffley Creek | Little Fort | Logan Lake | Louis Creek | Salmon Arm | Savona | Sicamous | Summerland | Merritt | Monte Lake | McLure | Penticton | Pritchard | Rayleigh | Sorrento | Tappen | Vernon| Vinsulla | Westwold

Water Well Dowsing East Kootenays: Elkford | Fairmont Hot Springs | Sparwood | Fernie | Invermere | Kimberly | Radium Hot Springs | Crowsnest Pass

If your area is not listed here, please contact Colleen, she does visit other areas through-out the year.

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