Only certified well drillers may conduct this work in Massachusetts. Learn about the program and how to find a certified driller.
List of well drillers certified in Massachusetts
MassDEP publishes a list of certified well drillers each year. If you are looking for someone to drill a well in Massachusetts, please check this list first to make sure MassDEP has certified them for this work.
Read on for detailed information about the Well Driller Program.
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Overview of the Well Driller Program
The Well Driller Program regulates the business of drilling wells within the Commonwealth. The regulations, 310 CMR 46.00, require drillers to be certified with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). The regulations establish:
- requirements and qualifications for certification of well drillers
- information to be filed upon well completion
- certified drillers’ responsibilities
- enforcement of these provisions.
The purpose of these regulations is to protect the Commonwealth’s water resources by ensuring that those who drill wells, and perform related work, are qualified to engage in this work and that the work is performed in a manner that protects public health and the environment.
The regulations also require drillers to submit well completion reports. These reports enable DEP to track well locations, depth, and other critical data points. This data is also important for the work of the State Geologist, engineers, geologists, waste-site cleanup projects, homeowners, realtors, and others.