Illinois Water Well Drilling Contractors

Find qualified Water Well Drilling contractors in Illinois using our contractor lookup tool. Learn more about NGWA Contractor Certifications here.

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Lyons Well Drilling Co Inc

Contractors Company
PO Box 6
Stockton, IL 61085-0006
(815) 947-3310

Marengo Well & Pump Company

Contractors Company
18801 Kishwaukee Valley Rd
Marengo, IL 60152-9208
(815) 568-1010

A & C Snelten Inc

Contractors Company
5 Hillview Dr
Lake Barrington, IL 60010-5993
(847) 381-5430

Prairie State Water Systems Inc

Contractors Company
48 W 557 Route 64
Maple Park, IL 60151
(630) 365-4242

Bloyer Well & Pump Inc

Contractors Company
14312 Fulmar Dr
South Beloit, IL 61080-2527
(815) 389-2028

Peter Snelten & Sons Inc

Contractors Company
25000 S Old Rand Rd
Wauconda, IL 60084
(847) 526-3500

Joseph H Huemann & Sons Inc

Contractors Company
5205 St Rt 31
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-385-0414

Bull Dog Drilling Inc

Contractors Company
411 Transpoint Dr
Dupo, IL 62239
(618) 286-3800

D & S Drilling Inc

Contractors Company
1626 Kropp Rd PO Box 44
Millstadt, IL 62260-1840
United States
(618) 476-1375

Beanland & Son Drilling LLC

Contractors Company
PO Box 28
Anna, IL 62906-0028
(618) 833-8812

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a drilled well?

A drilled well consists of a hole bored (a borehole) into the ground, with the upper part or the entire depth of the well being lined with casing. Drilling is most typically conducted with a portable drilling machine brought to the site to construct the borehole. Various methods are used to advance the borehole to the necessary depth, and to remove formation material loosened and suspended by the drilling bit and fluid circulation or bailing system.

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Does water well drilling require a license?

In the United States, most states require licensing of water well contractors, and in most cases, this means that licensed contractors have passed tests and met certain professional requirements to obtain their license. Canadian provinces, Australian states, and New Zealand also use qualification-based licensing. To find out if a contractor is licensed, contact your state government (licensing is often handled by the Department of Natural Resources or Department of Health).

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What is a Certified Well Driller (CWD)?

The Certified Well Driller (CWD) designation from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) encompasses general industry knowledge as well as practice and expertise in at least one well drilling method.

To achieve NGWA certification, contractors must pass exams testing their technical knowledge, and they must have at least twenty-four consecutive months of full-time groundwater contracting experience. They maintain their certification by obtaining continuing education credits annually.

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Illinois Groundwater and Water Well Statistics

Few states can accurately or confidentially determine how many residential wells are in place. For each region, the American Housing Survey by the U.S. Census provides regional data.

Illinois is found in the Midwest, along with these other states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri.

The last American Housing Survey Census indicates this region had 3,990,0002 households served by residential wells, with an average of 2.633 persons per household. The USGS estimates the population of self-supplied water supply users in Illinois to be 1,150,000, all of which are groundwater supplied.

  • 1,146 community water systems use groundwater for 3,188,000 people
  • 424 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 120,000 people
  • 3,031 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 323,000 people
  • 5,250 irrigation wells used serving 1,480 farms and 527,000 acres

Water Well Drilling Articles and Resources

Mud Rotary Drilling Method: What You Need to Know By Gary L. Hix, R.G., CWD/PI There are many different ways to drill a domestic water well. One is what we call the “mud rotary” method. Whether or not this is the desired and/or best method for drilling your well is something more fully explained in this brief summary. Air and water are both fluids […]