Well Drilling Equipment can be stationary or portable. D & L Thomas sells and service portable drilling equipment as it is mounted on a truck (commonly called a Drill Rig) and can be driven from location to location. D & L Thomas has a road service fleet that services customers in NH, CT, VT, ME, and NY. The CT well drilling association along with the other New England states have very active organizations.
On some drilling projects many wells are drilled not just one hole when that takes place it is usually a geothermal well project. The most common well drilling project is a water well drilling job. Some companies sell and service oil drilling supplies and oil rigs we are not one of those companies. D & L Thomas sells and services water well drilling supplies and drilling rigs.
The water well industry has a national organization that water well drillers can belong to. It is called the National Ground Water Association which is a global society most states have a separate Ground Water organizations that they also belong to. Theses Associations offer training programs, information, service and a system of communication for the water well drillers.
A water well drill rig drills a hole in the ground commonly called a bore hole. The hole is drilled in the earth by using a system consisting of drill pipe, a drill bit, and a drill hammer. The driller uses a special tool to connect and disconnect the pipe from the bit and hammer. To access the ground water the pump company sometimes the same company that is drilling the drill installs a pump kit. Wells can vary greatly in depth (ft), water volume and water quality. A pump kit needs to be installed to get the water to the surface. The water quality can vary as the water contains many minerals and may need to be treated. The water has different ratings as it can be different degrees of soft or hard water.
You can get videos on water well drilling information by contacting equipment manufactures and obtaining training materials. Some even have a training video that you can watch. You can also search the internet for information and watch drilling demonstrations on youtube some drills have even been pictured on tv on the mtv network.
Well drilling is an art and it takes real talent to be a water well drilling outfit. As a consumer you should get references on you drilling company to see what type of ratings other customers have given them. Some states even have a ratings watch system that you can inquire about.
When purchasing a water well drilling rig or rigs for your company make sure that it is from a reliable source. If you are purchasing your equipment overseas make sure that the equipment has met the CE mark. The CE mark is a mandatory “conformity mark on many products in the European Economic Area. Do the research on your water well drilling project before you place any money down.