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Water Intake Installation in Lakes & Rivers across BC

Ironman Directional Drilling uses horizontal directional drilling to install water intakes in lakes, rivers, and sewers. This kind of water intake installation is both ecologically friendly and cost-effective. We have been providing our services to industrial, commercial and residential clients since 1999.

We install high-pressure sewer lines across lake bottoms (from shore to shore), as well as diving and lake intakes, and outfalls. With our state-of-the-art drill heads, we can even drill through solid rock. We have completed many projects related to directional drilling in Penticton and Salmon Arm. We also do water intake installation projects throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and portions of Saskatchewan. Check out our
gallery to see some of our projects.


If you are interested in water intake installation services in BC, reach out to us. Our team will be happy to answer all your questions and give you creative solutions for your drilling needs.

What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is a precise drilling technique that takes careful planning, proper setup, navigators with extensive training, as well as advanced tools to guide and steer the drill. Horizontal directional drills use bent (articulated) arms to control the geometry of each cut. To clear its path, the drill bit may be fitted with a high-pressure hydraulic nozzle to clear away bits of debris.

We use these techniques to insert water intakes into sewers, rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water. Our team serves the needs of municipalities, ministries, engineering firms, subdivisions, contractors, homeowners, and anyone in need of directional drilling in Penticton, British Columbia, and many parts of Saskatchewan. 


Our experienced crew has done a lot of water intake installation for business owners, ministries, etc. If you are ever in need of HDD services or water intake installations in BC, depend on Ironman Directional Drilling. Call us to discuss your next project.

How Horizontal Directional Drilling Can Help You? 

  • Protects the environment: Compared to trenching, excavating, and other drilling techniques, directional drilling is often the most viable and least destructive option when it comes to protecting wetlands, lakes, and rivers. It has been shown to cause little to or no disturbance to the areas where a water intake is being installed.

  • Quick installation: Choosing this method avoids the requirement for trenching. In other words, it means less soil to be dug up and disposed of. This ensures the project is completed much faster.

  • Comes with a low installation cost: As this is a trenchless method, a small crew can complete a project. Less manpower will lower the total cost of the overall project.

  • Flexibility: Horizontal directional drilling method displaces less soil and doesn’t require the land to be dug down. This means the landscape will be preserved and you can get back to your business as usual.


The employees of Ironman Directional Drilling work alongside biologists and environmentalists. Whether we’re completing a project in a lake or river on Vancouver Island, in the Okanagan Valley or Shuswap County, we always put the environment first.


Let’s Discuss Your Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Project

To request additional information on our capabilities, services, or equipment, feel free to contact Ironman Directional Drilling at any time. We serve all of British Columbia’s central interior, Alberta, and parts of Saskatchewan.

Reliable Water Intake Installation Crew in BC

Water intake installation with horizontal directional drilling methods to save you time and money.

What We Do

With certified welders on staff, Ironman Directional Drilling can assist you with all of the following services:

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