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Monday, 07 May 2012

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Deanna R. Jones

Thanks for the information! It's good to know different water welling drilling methods. I've never heard of the EMAS concept for water drilling. This method seems like a good way to access water in areas where there is no surface water.
http://www.schneiderwater.com

Jim Tracy

This process looks extremely grueling. I don't know if I could do this, however I know that I need to get it done. What should I do?

Jim Tracy | http://www.nicopumps.com/wellservices.htm

Michael

Thanks for commenting, Bill.

Yes, water well drilling is alive and well in Illinois.

Go to the Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals http://iagp.org/ and search for a contractor.

You can also look at the Illinois Groundwater Association site:
http://www.illinoisgroundwater.org/

I can personally vouch for Lyons Well Drilling in Stockton, IL:

http://www.lyons4water.com/

Larry Lyons is a friend and colleague of mine.

Good luck!

bills8091

How many places still do water well drilling? I have a friend looking for well drilling in Northbrook, IL but he is the only person I have heard of. Is it still very common?

Michael Campana

Hi, Bill,

You have a URL for a drilling company in Alberta. You don't know the answer to your own question?

Check with your government (provincial) authorities; I don't know. Here in the States, you generally need a license to be a driller and then often need a permit to drill a well.

Bill Shields

If I want to do (http://www.blackdogdrilling.com) water well drilling, will I have to get some sort of permit? I would like to not get arrested for doing this.

Water Well Drilling

Thank you for sharing this article! I've been curious about the process of water well drilling. I'd love to go on a humanitarian trip to Africa someday to install a water well like this.

Bill Shields

Interesting. Do you think that (http://www.schroepfers.com) well drilling is something people should do if they live up in the mountain areas, or down in other areas where they need water? Or should they just talk to a water provider? -St. Louis

James Norris

This is something that the government should not be able to restrict. It is something that most people do not get water well drilling done for free, so I think if someone wants it, they can have it.

Janey

I have wondered what people do that live in an area where water well drilling machines can't access them (ex. http://www.blackdogdrilling.com ). It's interesting to see how they are able to still do well drilling on their own. How long does it take them to drill one hole?

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