Why It’s Important to Use a Licensed Water Well Driller in Oklahoma

But is Simply Being Licensed Enough?

Let’s talk about it. 

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If you’re considering having a water well drilled on your property, it is important to use a water well driller that is not only licensed, but also experienced.

There Are a Few Reasons For This:

  • Licensed well drillers are required to meet certain standards. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) has established a set of standards for water well drilling and pump installation. These standards are designed to ensure that wells are constructed properly, and that the water they produce is safe to use. These standards also help ensure that our previous water tables do not get contaminated by improper drilling practices. 
  • Licensed well drillers are more likely to have the experience and expertise to do the job right. Drilling a water well correctly is a complex process that requires specialized knowledge and skills. Verify with your driller how many years of experience they have in your area. You may be surprised
  • Licensed well drillers are more likely to be bonded and insured (but not always! Always verify that your drilling company has insurance to keep you and your family safe). In the event that something goes wrong during the drilling process, a drilling company that is bonded and insured will have the ability to cover the cost of any damages.
  • Licensed well drillers who also have years of experience have the knowledge to do the job right. They’re familiar with the local geology and water conditions, and they know how to drill a well that will provide you with safe, clean water.
  • Licensed well drillers are held accountable for their work. If something goes wrong with your well, you can be sure that the licensed well driller will be there to fix it.

If you’re not sure where to find a licensed water well driller in Oklahoma, you can contact the OWRB (Oklahoma Water Resources Board) for a list of licensed contractors. Your drilling company must be licensed to drill water wells. There is also a separate license to install water well pump systems that should be listed concurrently with the drilling license. You can also ask your friends, neighbors, or local real estate agent for their recommendations.

Here Are Some Additional Tips For Choosing a Water Well Driller:

  • Get several estimates from different licensed contractors. Ask for an itemized estimate that is customized to your specific location.
  • Although it can be tempting to choose the lowest bid, it is worthwhile to consider what you’re paying for. Choosing a slightly higher price can sometimes save you time and money in the long run if it leads you to a better finished product. You really do get what you pay for.
  • Make sure the contractor is licensed, bonded, and insured. You may be surprised by how many are not.
  • Ask about the contractor’s experience and qualifications. Ask how many years they have been drilling water wells in your area specifically. 

By following these tips, you can be sure that you’re choosing a qualified and reputable water well driller to install your new well.

Here Are Some Additional Benefits of Using a Licensed, Experienced Water Well Driller:

  • They can help you choose the right type of well for your needs.
  • They can help you obtain the necessary permits and approvals.
  • They can provide you with information about water quality and testing.
  • They can offer lifetime maintenance and repair services.
  • Reputation. Licensed, well-established companies have a reputation to uphold. They are more likely to do a good job and stand behind their work for years to come.

By using a licensed and experienced water well driller, you can be sure that your well will be installed properly and that you’ll have access to the resources you need to keep it in good working order.

With all of that being said, choosing a licensed driller is truly the bare minimum. Not all licensed contractors are built the same. Some may have decades of experience, while others are newly licensed. The water that your family uses on a daily basis is an important investment that you will want to last a lifetime. Invest in your future, and choose a company that truly cares about doing the job right.

Here at Loman Drilling not only are we are licensed to drill and install pump systems in the state of Oklahoma, but we are also bonded and insured. Loman Drilling can proudly say we have a wealth of water well drilling knowledge spanning three generations right here in Central Oklahoma. We have been family owned and operated in Shawnee, Oklahoma since 1970.

Please CLICK HERE To Visit The Oklahoma Water Resources Board’s Website to Find a Licensed Firm Near You. (Click the “Find a Licensed Driller” Link On That Webpage For an Interactive Map Showing Licensed Drilling Companies Near You)