Water Well Construction
Construction of water wells and installation of pumps and pitless units is regulated under Water Well Construction Rules - NDAC 33-18-01.
Construction of monitoring wells is regulated under Groundwater Monitoring Well Construction Rules - NDAC 33-18-02.
All drilling and construction of water wells or monitoring wells and installation of water well pumps or pitless units must be performed by a contractor certified by the North Dakota State Board of Water Well Contractors. This does not restrict someone from constructing a well for their own use on their own property.
The certified water well contractor, pump and pitless unit installer, or monitoring well contractor whose decal is on the primary equipment shall actually be in charge of its operation. A person is in charge only when the person has actual supervisory power over the work and makes onsite inspections of the work and progress.
Rules for certification of drilling contractors or
pump installers are found in
State Board of Water Well Contractors - NDAC 90-01 and 90-02.
The contact person for the ND
Board of Water Well Contractors is:
office hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings
Please Note: In addition to
certification by the ND Board of Water Well Contractors, all in-state and
out-of-state water well contractors or pump and pitless unit installers
must be certified to do business in North Dakota, and also have a general
contractor's license if the charge for any job is $2000 or greater.
These certifications and licenses are administered through the North
Dakota Secretary of State's Office. Click
Contractors or call 701.328.2900 for more information.
The installation of direct push boreholes and construction of temporary monitoring wells in these boreholes must be performed under the supervision of a North Dakota certified monitoring well contractor or water well contractor. This applies to all environmental investigations. An exception is boreholes advanced above an aquifer for the sole purpose of determining the local stratigraphy.
For questions regarding
construction of public water supply wells or environmental investigations
Last Updated: 08/24/2015