Louisiana Water Well Drilling Contractors

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

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Guichard Operating Co Inc

Contractors Company
PO Box 2000
Crowley, LA 70527-2000
(337) 783-5141

Coles Drilling

Contractors Company
280 Charles Cole Rd
Deridder, LA 70634-5949
(337) 328-7129

Maxims Water Well Service Inc

Contractors Company
8461 Highway 99
Welsh, LA 70591-6002
(337) 734-2223

D & W Drilling Co

Contractors Company
PO Box 6161
Lake Charles, LA 70606-6161
United States
(337) 477-9784

Raul E Mena Air Cond & Heating

Contractors Company
2915 Holiday Dr
New Orleans, LA 70131-5125
(504) 392-4149

Continental Drilling & Service Inc

Contractors Company
449 Montgomery St 71107
Shreveport, LA 71107-6927
(318) 221-4273

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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Louisiana 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.

Louisiana is found in the South, along with these other states: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

The last American Housing Survey Census indicates this region had 4,360,0002 households served by residential wells, with an average of 2.63 persons per household. The USGS estimates the population of self-supplied water supply users in Louisiana to be 492,000, all of whom use groundwater.

  • 906 community water systems use groundwater for 3,164,000 people
  • 116 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 48,900 people
  • 225 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 49,000 people
  • 8,550 irrigation wells used serving 1,600 farms and 883,000 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 […]