Your Arlington Well Drilling Contractor

JKA Well Drilling & Pumps can provide your drilling, well pump, and water filtration services. We have access to multiple full lines of well pumps & parts, including Flint & Walling, Franklin Electric, Grundfos, Sta-Rite, Meyers, Berkeley, and Jacuzzi (now J Class). For specialty pump applications, we can provide access to custom engineered solutions, including vertical turbine, line shaft turbine, and pump sled design.

Whether you are looking to hire a Arlington well drilling contractor to dig a water well for consumption or other needs you can be sure that you are getting the best possible services and results when you give the experts at JKA Well Drilling a call.

JKA Well Drilling & Pumps – Arlington Well Drilling

Arlington area water wells vary greatly across the area. Some wells are drilled into shale/sandstone layers, while most are located in what is known as ‘glacial till’ – material laid down by receding glaciers during the last ice age. Glacial till is often made up of sorted layers of sands, gravels, clays, silts, boulders, & cobbles – well drillers look for sand and/or gravel layers with water.

Drilling, as in much of Washington, starts with a 10 inch diameter bore hole to 18 feet, for construction of a surface seal. Once the hole is 18 feet deep, a 6” well casing is installed, and a Bentonite clay sealant is installed between the 6” casing and 10” bore hole walls to prevent surface water from following the permanent casing down into the aquifer. Once the seal is in place, the 6” well casing will be drilled & driven down to the aquifer, wherever that may be, or to bedrock, where the well will then be advanced using open hole drilling techniques.

Low Producing or Plugged Up Well? Well Rehabilitation Services Available

Some wells have problems with calcification, mineralization, silting, and/or bacterial growth that can plug screens or pumps as the problem gets worse. This results in reduced well yield, longer pumping times, increased wear & tear on pumps and components, and losses in pressure. If you’re having problems with low water pressure, low water levels, and/or debris in your well water, please call today to get a professional well technician on your site for a consultation regarding well cleaning/rehabilitation services.

JKA Well Drilling & Pumps – Filters, softeners, and conditioners – Water quality in Arlington

While most wells do not need a filter/treatment system, a lot of wells in Arlington have various water quality issues, including too much iron (ferric iron, ferrous iron, clear water iron), manganese, sulfur smell (hydrogen sulfide, reducing bacteria, iron bacteria, H2S, rotten egg odor), hardness, and low pH/acidic water.

Through the use of water softeners, Water Right Sanitizers, UV light systems, Water Right Impression series filters, calcite media, chlorination, etc. we can tackle most any water quality concern. If your water is colored, smells bad, or tastes off, give us a call today to get an on site analysis of your water supply.

Did you know that hard water causes soap stains/water spots to appear? Hard water also reduces the effectiveness of soap, requiring more soap per load of wash, etc. Hard water reduces the capacity for soaps to develop suds. If you have these symptoms in your water supply, give us a call today, and we’ll test your water for a new water softener or water conditioner. We also can provide parts & service for your existing system. Call today!

Has your water suddenly changed in taste, color, or smell?

If your water suddenly takes a turn for the worst, there’s something going on with the well and it should be looked at immediately. The first order of business would be to stop drinking the water, then call us so we can get a technician to your house ASAP.


Is there Arsenic in the water in Arlington?

Some water wells in Arlington do have arsenic in them. The presence of Arsenic varies greatly well by well. In fact, our company worked on two wells, located not more than 40 feet apart, one of which had arsenic in the water, the other did not – both wells were exactly the same depth and had water levels that changed based on the pumping rates in the other well. We have successfully organized the engineering, installation, and operation of minor & major water treatment systems for removing arsenic from residential water supplies.

Arlington – Well Pump Repair Contractor

Well systems in Arlington are made up of at least three major components – the well, the well pump, and the pressure tank. Any breakdown in the combination of these three components, and you’ll be out of water. If this happens, call us today to get you back up and running.

The well pump is often a submersible style pump, made by Goulds, Sta-Rite, Flint & Walling, Grundfos, Franklin Electric, or Jacuzzi (amongst others), located at or near the bottom of the well. Additionally, some wells have what are known as Jet Pumps or Double Jets, which are suction style pumps located at the surface – these systems often suffer from a ‘loss of prime’, where the suction system gets air in it and can’t create a vacuum to get the water going.

Pressure tanks deliver a pre-charged supply of water to the home for peak usage, but also provide for pump run time so that the motor cools properly. If your tank springs a leak in the diaphragm internally, or otherwise loses it’s charge of air pressure, your pump will begin rapid cycling, and will eventually burn out. All pressure tanks should be checked once per year for adequate pre-charge – please email today for a free brochure on pressure tank maintenance.

If any of the above systems are faulty, unusually noisy, or leaking, please call today and schedule a well service appointment with our professional well pump technicians.

Arlington – Well Inspections & Water Testing

Are you buying or selling a home in Arlington? Is there a well at this home? Most home inspectors rarely see wells, and less have the breadth of knowledge to really know how the wells work or if their in satisfactory condition. Book a well inspection with JKA Well Drilling & Pumps today, and we can provide a flow test, a written report, arsenic, bacteria, & nitrates testing, and a walk through of the whole water system (some exceptions for filters/treatment systems apply, please ask for details).

Do you need help with your water system? 

If you need well repairs, a well inspection, a well drilled, or any of the other well and water system related services we provide, you can email us 24 hours a day at, or call us at (360) 684-1932 (office hours are Monday-Friday, 730AM - 300PM).

Iron Bacteria in Water Wells

Iron Reducing Bacteria in Snohomish County Water Well Systems Reducing Bacteria, otherwise known as Iron Bacteria, is a naturally occurring family of bacteria that consume raw minerals in groundwater.   While not typically a problem, iron bacteria can produce a slime...

A Complete Guide to Drilling a Well in Snohomish, Washington

The Complete Guide to Drilling A Well in Snohomish, Washington Well drilling is the process of excavating a hole and putting a steel casing or pipe down to an aquifer underground.   It sounds simple, but legally and technically, it is often quite complicated. At JKA...

Got a Pitless Adapter? Frost proofing your wellhead

If you're a homeowner with a water well, you know the importance of protecting your wellhead from the elements. While it doesn't often get that cold in the Puget Sound region, we do tend to get short bouts of freezing conditions that can cause serious damage to a...

Carbon Filtration to Remove PFOA’s

Whole House Carbon Filtration is Used to Remove PFOAs When it comes to keeping our families safe and healthy, we all want to make sure we're doing everything we can. One critical area of concern is the quality of our drinking water. Unfortunately, many homes across...

Community Well Construction 101

So you want to share your well with your neighbors?   How generous!   This can be a process that is both complicated and time-consuming, but the long-term benefits can be substantial. Type of Shared Well Washington State defines a Group B water system as 2 to 14...

Well Water Filtration Systems for Clean Drinking Water

Choosing the best well water filtration system for clean drinking water doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s easier when you know which contaminants are in your water, as there are different filtration systems that filter out different contaminants. When looking for a...

The 3 Types Of Water Well Pumps And Which One Is Right For You

With 85% of people in Washington state receiving their water from a water well it is surprising that not many of them know what well pumps look like or how they work. This article should help to clarify what exactly water well pumps do and what type you might have....

4 Signs Your Well Pump Might Be Failing

Is your system trying to tell you somthing? Here in the United States water is one of the things we take most for granted, in regards to home ownership. If you live in a city, your water is most likely provided by the local water district and you pay for what you use....

What’s in your well water?

For the average person who has never owned a well before, water well filtration can feel like a very overwhelming topic. With so many different options and constant waves of new products it can be hard to know what you actually need and what is the best use of your hard earned money. This introduction will cover the common types of contaminants found in water wells, how they get into the water and the types of filtration required to address them.

Water Wells 101 – Where does my water come from?

How Water Wells Work and Where Your Water Comes From Despite the fact that 15% of Washington state residents receive their water from private water wells, but even more get their water from a public water systems fed by water wells.  Very few people actually know how...


We Proudly Serve

We Proudly Serve:

  • King County
  • Snohomish County
  • Kittitas County
  • Skagit County
  • Pierce County
  • Chelan County
  • Island County
  • Monroe, WA
  • Duvall, WA
  • Sultan, WA
  • Snohomish, WA
  • Woodinville, WA
  • Lake Stevens, WA
  • Marysville, WA
  • Mount Vernon, WA
  • Stanwood, WA
  • Silvana, WA
  • Arlington, WA
  • Smokey Point, WA
  • Darrington, WA
  • Granite Falls, WA
  • Machias, WA
  • Three Lakes, WA
  • Maltby, WA
  • Clearview, WA
  • Bothell, WA
  • Mill Creek, WA
  • Everett, WA
  • Lynnwood, WA
  • Edmonds, WA
  • Clinton, WA
  • Freeland, WA
  • Langley, WA
  • Carnation, WA
  • Fall City, WA
  • Preston, WA
  • Snoqualmie, WA
  • Skykomish, WA
  • Baring, WA
  • Grotto, WA
  • Index, WA
  • Gold Bar, WA
  • Sultan, WA
  • Startup, WA
  • Leavenworth, WA
  • Easton, WA
  • Cle Elum, WA
  • Money Creek, WA
  • Lake Joy, WA
  • Preston, WA
  • Ravensdale, WA
  • Kent, WA
  • Renton, WA
  • Issaquah, WA
  • Maple Valley, WA
  • Black Diamond, WA
  • Auburn, WA
  • Puyallup, WA
  • Milton, WA
  • Fife, WA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Redmond, WA
  • Newport, WA
  • Sammamish, WA
  • Hobart, WA
  • Covington, WA
  • Mercer Island, WA
  • Enumclaw, WA
  • Buckley, WA
  • Roy, WA
  • Bonney Lake, WA
  • Sumner, WA
  • Prairie Ridge, WA
  • Wilkeson, WA
  • South Prairie, WA
  • Enumclaw, WA
  • Lea Hill, WA
  • Orting, WA
  • South Hill, WA
  • Frederickson, WA
  • Shady Acres, WA
  • Summit, WA
  • Waller, WA
  • Lakeland, WA
  • Pacific, WA
  • Algona, WA
  • Carbonado, WA
  • Graham, WA
  • Elk Plain, WA
  • Melmont, WA
  • Yelm, WA
  • Fort Lewis, WA
  • Lakewood, WA
  • Lake City, WA
  • McChord, WA
  • Spanaway, WA
  • Midland, WA
  • Parkland, WA
  • Steilacoom, WA
  • Fircrest, WA
  • Lacey, WA
  • Olympia, WA
  • Dupont, WA
  • Anderson Island, WA
  • Longbranch, WA
  • Lakebay, WA
  • Vaughn, WA
  • Fox Island, WA
  • Arlondale, WA
  • Gig Harbor, WA
  • Carr Inlet, WA
  • University Place, WA
  • Allyn-Grapeview, WA
  • Grapeview, WA
  • Des Moines, WA
  • Burien, WA
  • Federal Way, WA
  • Vashon, WA
  • Olalla, WA
  • Parkwood, WA
  • Manchester, WA
  • Port Orchard, WA
  • Bremerton, WA
  • Seaview, WA
  • White Center, WA
  • Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Eagledale, WA
  • Rollingbay Keyport, WA
  • Liberty Bay, WA
  • Poulsbo, WA
  • Kingston, WA
  • Indianola, WA
  • Tracyton, WA
  • Silverdale, WA
  • Bayview, WA
  • Mutiny Bay, WA
  • Holmes Harbor, WA
  • Greenbank, WA
  • Hansville, WA
  • Port Ludlow, WA
  • Camano Island, WA
  • Tulalip, WA
  • Mukilteo, WA
  • Oak Harbor, WA
  • Coupeville, WA
  • Penn Cove, WA
  • Lake Ketchum, WA
  • Warm Beach, WA
  • Port Susan, WA
  • Lochsloy, WA
  • Lake Goodwin, WA
  • Priest Point, WA
  • Lake Bosworth, WA
  • Oso, WA
  • Sedro-Woolley, WA
  • Edison, WA
  • Big Lake, WA
  • Clear Lake, WA
  • Burlington, WA
  • Mt Vernon, WA
  • Conway, WA
  • Lake McMurray, WA