Tennessee Water Well Drilling Contractors

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

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Wilson Well Company Inc

Contractors Company
8050 Whiteville Newcastle Rd
Whiteville, TN 38075-8614
(731) 254-8150

Rodney Tatum

Contractor Individual
1318 S Dupree Avenue
Brownsville, TN 38060
(731) 779-1275

Corum Pump Service & Well Drilling

Contractors Company
7311 Asheville Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37924
United States
(865) 755-4724

Larry Yancey

Contractor Individual
70 Oaksprings cv
Oakland, TN 38060

Clearwater Drilling Co

Contractors Company
1868 Newport Hwy
Sevierville, TN 37876-1936
United States
(865) 428-6181

R & R Drilling Inc

Contractors Company
PO Box 350
Tazewell, TN 37879-0350
(423) 626-5302

Joe Samples Well Drilling Inc

Contractors Company
1029 Highway 25-32
White Pine, TN 37890
(866) 890-8679

Casey Well Drilling

Contractors Company
PO Box 342
Jonesborough, TN 37659-0342
(423) 753-6622

Wilson Drilling Services

Contractors Company
4451 N Roan St Ste 101
Johnson City, TN 37615-4933
(423) 477-9355

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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Tennessee 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.

Tennessee 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 2.553 persons per household. The USGS estimates the population of self-supplied water supply users in Tennessee to be 594,000, with 100% of their water supply from groundwater.

  • 159 community water systems use groundwater for 1,507,200 people
  • 20 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 8,000 people
  • 277 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 53,000 people
  • 1,470 irrigation wells used serving 566 farms and 126,000 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 […]