Well Drillers Program
- 310 CMR 46.00: Certification of Well Drillers and Filing of Well Completion Reports
The process and qualifications for certification of well drillers, and their responsibilities under that certification.
- List of Certified Well Drillers
List of Massachusetts-certified well drillers. In Massachusetts, only registered drillers can drill wells. Current as of May 17, 2017.
- Well Driller Program - SearchWell
An online service to help locate wells around the state. Wells are mapped by town with information on how many wells are recorded in the database. Search by location, well type, and other options, and view GIS maps of recorded well locations.
- Underground Injection Control
The Underground Injection Control Program protects groundwater sources by regulating the injection of fluids from drains and other underground outlets into these sources.
- Private Wells
Private wells are under the jurisdiction of local boards of health. This page includes guidance, testing, and maintenance recommendations and other resources for private well owners.
- Massachusetts Boards of Health Lookup
Online directory of boards of health and health districts, provided by the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards.
- Well Drillers Program Advisory Committee
This informal group advises MassDEP on issues relating to the drilling of wells and the regulation, training, and certification of well-drillers in Massachusetts. This group has also provided guidance input on program development and potential regulatory changes. It meets on an as needed basis.
- American Ground Water Trust
Resources for ground water management.
- National Ground Water Association
The National Ground Water Association provides guidance to water professionals, government, and the public on management and protection of ground water resources.
- Massachusetts Ground Water Association
Professional association for well drillers, pump installers, and others involved with groundwater protection.
- US EPA Ground Water & Drinking Water
US EPA's program for safe drinking water and ground water.
- US EPA: Private Drinking Water Well Information
Information from US EPA on private wells. Like MassDEP, EPA does not regulate private water supplies, but provides information for consumers on health and safety issues associated with private supplies, including testing, treatment, proper maintenance, and information for real estate buyers and sellers.
- American Water Works Association
The American Water Works Association website provides professional, technical, and educational resources for water professionals.
- Degrees, Minutes, Seconds and Decimal Degrees Latitude/Longitude Conversions
Utility provided by the Federal Communications Commission for converting latitude and longitude to decimal values.
- GPS Coordinate Converter, Maps and Info
A tool to assist users of hand-held GPS units in converting from one type of coordinate to another.
Well Drillers Forms
- Well Completion Report Correction & Change Request
Request to change information on a previously submitted Well Completion Report. Rev. March 2012.
- Well Driller Recertification
Renewal letters are sent to MassDEP registered drillers near the end of October each year. The completed form and fee for renewal and rig renewal (if any) needs to be received by the end of the calendar year. Registrations run from January to December. If you are a driller not previously certified in Massachusetts, please contact Steve Hallem at 617-292-5681 or by email to email@example.com.
Well Drillers Forms - eDEP Online Filing
- Well Drillers Forms Notice
The downloadable Well Driller Forms listed below are provided for information purposes only. Please use eDEP to submit official reports.
- Well Completion Report Codes
Table of codes to be used in completing Well Driller reports. Rev. September 2013.
- General Well Report
Report to be filed upon completion of the drilling or alteration of a general well. Rev. December 2010.
- Monitoring Well Report
Report to be filed upon completion of the drilling or alteration of a monitoring well. Rev. December 2010.
- Well Completion Addendum Form - Monitoring Wells
Addendum to Monitoring Well Completion Report. Rev. December 2010.
- Geothermal Direct Exchange Well Report
Addendum to Well Completion Report for direct exchange geothermal wells. Rev. December 2010.
- Geothermal Closed-Loop Well Report
Report to be filed upon completing the drilling or alteration of a geothermal closed-loop well. Rev. December 2010.
- Well Completion Addendum - Geothermal Closed-Loop Wells
Addendum to Well Completion Report for geothermal closed-loop wells. Rev. October 2013.
- Decommissioned Well Report
Report to be filed upon completion of the decommissioning of a drilled well. Rev. December 2010.