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Is Rogue Valley Drilling Co. bonded and licensed?

Yes. We are bonded, insured and licensed. Our Oregon license for constructing water wells is No. 1705.

How can pneumatic [cable-tool] drilling make a positive difference for me?

Cable-tool, or pneumatic, well drilling pulverizes, fractures and cuts its way through the various rock formations with a nearly two-ton drill bit. Water to aid the drilling process is poured into the well and bailed out of the well. The drill cuttings and mud are never forced up and out of the well with any air or water pressure.

Mud rotary drilling forces a bentonite mud mixed with drill cutttings up and out of the well under pressure. Air rotary drilling still forces mud up the well under pressure. Small streams of water can be sealed off either way.

Cable tools leave these streams unblocked, adding every one of them to the sum total of water available in your well. In short, rotary rigs are more profitable for the well driller, but not so good for you or your well. Cable tool rigs are slower but ultimately more efficient--for you and the total output of your well.

How do I know how much water my well produces?

Your well output will be measured by bailing the water out of the well and measuring how many gallons per minute or per hour it produces.

Does Rogue Valley Drilling guarantee its work?

Yes. All of our work is guaranteed.

How do you find a well site?

The geology of your locale and the location, depth and performance of other nearby wells help to pinpoint likely candidates for a well site. The requirements of legal and logical setbacks from septic systems, other wells, rights of way, roads and highways as well as rivers, lakes and other bodies of water further modify the possibilities for a well site.

Accessibility to the well site for drilling, pump and pipe installation, future well maintenance, landscaping and other factors must also be considered. Ask Scott to detail any requirements for your site. Dousing or "witching' services are also offered by Rogue Valley Drilling.

How can I research water resources in my area?

The Oregon Water Resources Department website has many resources you can use to research water resources, inluding nearby wells, in your area.

Click this button for the Oregon Water Resources Dept.:

Click this button to look up well logs at the Water Resources Dept.:

Click this button for instructions on how to use the Well Log Query: