Montana Water Well Drilling Contractors
Find qualified Water Well Drilling contractors in Montana using our contractor lookup tool. Learn more about NGWA Contractor Certifications here.
Thermal Drill Inc
Sidney, MT 59270-4253
Sidney, MT 59270-5148
Erickson Drilling Inc
Sidney, MT 59270
WW Drilling LLC
Volborg, MT 59351
Terry, MT 59349
Ronald Askin Drilling
Miles City, MT 59301-9128
Higgins Drilling Company
Miles City, MT 59301-1487
Hansen Environmental Drilling Inc
Glasgow, MT 59230
Hardin, MT 59034
Bertram Drilling Inc
Billings, MT 59103-2053
A 1 Drilling
Laurel, MT 59044-0339
Laurel, MT 59044
Singley Drilling Inc
Lewistown, MT 59457
Lewistown, MT 59457-4948
Billmayer Water Supply
Chinook, MT 59523
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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
Montana Groundwater and Water Well Statistics
Groundwater plays an important role in Montana’s economic vitality.
- Approximately 155,000 known residential wells statewide
- 650 community water systems use groundwater for 324,700 people
- 253 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 86,100 people
- 1,057 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 193,100 people
- 1,650 irrigation wells used serving 1,060 farms and 54,900 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 […]