South Dakota Water Well Drilling Contractors

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

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Pullman Well Drilling

Contractors Company
PO Box 219
Wolsey, SD 57384-0188
(605) 993-4532

Stretch's Well Service Inc

Contractors Company
PO Box 36
Hitchcock, SD 57348
(605) 350-2291

Quality Well Service LLC

Contractors Company
PO Box 7044
Yankton, SD 57078
(402) 841-0535

Taylor Drilling Company

Contractors Company
2310 Commerce Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702-8062
(605) 348-3600

Alexander Drilling Company

Contractors Company
PO Box 615
Hill City, SD 57745-0615
(605) 574-2331

Scion Drilling LLC

Contractors Company
25497 Flynn Creek Rd
Custer, SD 57730
United States
(605) 440-1403

Howe Well Drilling

Contractors Company
PO Box 766
Custer, SD 57730-0766
(605) 673-4722

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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South Dakota Groundwater and Water Well Statistics

Groundwater plays an important role in South Dakota’s economic vitality.

  • Approximately 33,700 known residential wells statewide
  • 328 community water systems use groundwater for 324,200 people
  • 20 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 10,200 people
  • 169 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 23,700 people
  • 2,160 irrigation wells used serving 768 farms and 241,000 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 […]