Massachusetts Water Well Drilling Contractors
Find qualified Water Well Drilling contractors in Massachusetts using our contractor lookup tool. Learn more about NGWA Contractor Certifications here.
Tyler Well & Pump Inc.
Carver, MA 02330
DM Drilling Corp
EAST FREETOWN, MA 02717
Martin Geo-Environmental LLC
Belchertown, MA 01007-1060
Connecticut Valley Artesian Well Company Inc
East Longmeadow, MA 01028-2833
Seaboard Drilling Inc
Chicopee, MA 01013-1819
Kirke R Henshaw Inc
West Chesterfield, MA 01084
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
Atlantic Well Drilling Inc
North Eastham, MA 02651-0339
Desmond Well Drilling Inc
Orleans, MA 02653-4015
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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.Read more
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).Read more
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.Read more
Massachusetts 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.
Massachusetts is found in the Northeast, along with these other states: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
The last American Housing Survey Census indicates this region had 3,210,0002 households served by residential wells, with an average of 2.543 persons per household. The USGS estimates the population of self-supplied water supply users in Massachusetts to be 616,000, all of which use groundwater.
- 346 community water systems use groundwater for 1,739,000 people
- 253 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 69,000 people
- 904 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 131,800 people
- 1,090 irrigation wells used serving 691 farms and 7,920 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 […]