Kentucky Water Well Drilling Contractors

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

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Moses Drilling Co LLC

Contractors Company
153 Booger Hollow Rd
Gray, KY 40734
(606) 524-5550

SSL Geotechnical

Contractors Company
1170 Alvaton Greenhill Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42103

Stratex Drilling Contractors LLc

Contractors Company
8345 Madisonville Rd
Hopkinsville, KY 42240-8825
United States
(270) 424-2000

Starks Drilling

Contractors Company
1387 Pleasant Hill Dr
Almo, KY 42020-9432
United States
(270) 753-7409

Burgess Water Wells

Contractors Company
PO Box 945
Mayfield, KY 42066-0039
(270) 247-6658

Kelly Well Drilling

Contractors Company
334 US Highway 51 S
Clinton, KY 42031-9332
(270) 653-6708

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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Kentucky Groundwater and Water Well Statistics

Groundwater plays an important role in Kentucky’s economic vitality.

  • Approximately 32,200 known residential wells statewide
  • 79 community water systems use groundwater for 363,000 people
  • 12 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 5,760 people
  • 32 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 3,440 people
  • 427 irrigation wells used serving 249 farms and 26,500 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 […]