Well Drilling

We were no longer classed as pioneers with the advent of electricity in 1956 and the telephone about 1957. On our own initiative we had our first deep wells drilled, which individual farmers paid for without government assistance.

Arlie Trimming, who had lived in the Norway Valley district as a boy, moved his well drilling outfit, named the Calalta Well Drilling Co. Ltd., into our district from Calgary and drilled our first successful deep well (176 feet) in 1962. In 1963 the first plumbing was accomplished and running water became a part of our daily life. Each farmer bore the cost of installing his own complete water system, wells, trenching, hoses etc.