Oregon Water Well Drilling Contractors
Find qualified Water Well Drilling contractors in Oregon using our contractor lookup tool. Learn more about NGWA Contractor Certifications here.
Zollman's Larry Burd Well Drilling LLC
Pendleton, OR 97801-0420
Water Well Developing & Surveys
Umatilla, OR 97882-0156
Newberg, OR 97132-0489
Orchard & Vineyard Supply
Lafayette, OR 97127-0100
Earth & Water Works
La Grande, OR 97850-3650
Clouser Drilling Inc
Grants Pass, OR 97526
McMullen Water Systems
St Helens, OR 97051
Precision Pump Inc
Banks, OR 97106
Banks, OR 97106
Barrington Well Drilling
North Bend, OR 97459-0061
Bandon Well & Pump Co
Bandon, OR 97411-8233
Blue Water Drilling Co
Dayton, OR 97114
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
Oregon Groundwater and Water Well Statistics
Groundwater plays an important role in Oregon’s economic vitality.
- Approximately 225,000 known residential wells statewide
- 667 community water systems use groundwater for 573,200 people
- 320 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 71,500 people
- 1,229 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 168,800 people
- 8,780 irrigation wells used serving 4,800 farms and 510,000 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 […]