At Bakersfield Well & Pump Co., we serve our community and strive to make a difference. Each year, our team holds a field trip for students enrolled in a pumps course at Cal Poly. Our goal when they arrive on-site, is to show them every part of a water well from the ground up. Thus, we review our drilling processes, development, and rehabilitation with these college students. Also, our review highlights specific practices and problems that we typically see with wells in the San Joaquin Valley.

 

 

Our field trip usually starts out right in the yard where the action is. We bring Ken Schmidt, a hydrogeologist, to talk with the students. Talking with a professional is a wonderful opportunity for both Schmidt and for the students. Schmidt educates the next generation of water well specialists and the students learn insider information. Then everyone heads out to different sites for the purpose of gaining exposure to what we do best at Bakersfield Well & Pump Co.

 

M.A.R.E provides therapies and activities for people with special needs and disabilities. One way M.A.R.E works to increase each individual’s potential is with horse riding therapy. Also, their well is their primary source of water for employees and the animals on site. But their water well stopped working the way it was supposed to before we arrived. Since they did not get enough water, they could not irrigate all of their fields for the horses. Furthermore, their water well was not producing enough water.

Therapy horses need clean, reliable drinking water. Therefore, Bakersfield Well & Pump came and fixed the problem. Our team pulled their existing pump, brushed the well, filled the bottom with gravel, and installed a new submersible pump with wire. As a result, the new water well BWP installed enabled them to start irrigating plenty again, and their worries of irrigating their land went away! We complete projects for companies and programs like M.A.R.E every day. We take pride in the communities and people we serve.