Horizontal Water Well Drilling Services

is a respected water well drilling contractor in Northern California. Property owners and consultants have given high praise for our professional, skilled and conscientious people.

Our Case 6030 horizontal rig is water rotary, on tracks. We have drilled up to 400’ into hillsides to obtain a productive well.

Why chose horizontal Water Well?

Property owners may chose a horizontal for several reasons.

  1. No success finding water with a vertical water well drill rig.
  2. Owners property or neighboring property has spring activity.
  3. Want the quality of spring water as oppose to deep well water which may have high mineral content, e.g. iron.
  4. Remote site where access is a problem and must drill with a track rig and track support vehicle. We do have track vertical rigs, but they have depth limitations and cannot drill in hard rock.

How Much Water Is Needed?

Wisely planned, dependable water well can supply all the water you need now and into the future. A rule of thumb is to allow between 75 to 150 gallons per person per day. You need to take into account the peak demand, for example when there may be extra guests for holidays and weekends. Outside use of water can pose much greater demands. You need to calculate the required well yield if your well is needed for additional water uses such as swimming pools, irrigation, fire protection, heating & cooling, etc.

Low-Yield Wells

Some sites may not be capable of producing the amount of water normally expected for domestic supply (4-10 gallons per minute [gpm]). However, with an adequate storage tank, a well producing as little as one gpm can be sufficient for domestic needs. There are 1,440 minutes in every day. If a well produces one gpm, 1,440 gallons can be pumped in a storage tank daily.

Assuming that each member of a family of 4 uses 75 gallons per day, that's a total of 300 gallons. Total consumption for the entire family is less than 21 percent of the stored water. The well would be required to produce water for a total of only 5 hours a day in order to replenish the tank.

Deciding on a Water Well Contractor

The National Ground Water Association warns not to base your selection of a well contractor on price alone. Your well system is permanent and future changes may be much more expensive in the long run. Make sure that bids and estimates are "Apples-to-Apples" and that they are for comparable quality materials, service and guarantees. The lowest bid is usually not the best value. Be sure your contract contains:


Type of Services

  • The contractor's business address and state license number
  • A written proposal that details:
    • what work is to be done
    • materials to be used
    • the charge for drilling per foot
    • details of client and contractor responsibility for site access and site clean-up
    • responsibility for obtaining all permits
  • Proof of the contractor's liability insurance while working on your job to protect against:
    • personal injury to you or others
    • damage to your property
    • damage to the property of others
  • Proof of Worker's Compensation insurance to protect the contractor's employees or sub-contractors while working on your job.

Equipment Description

Case 6030 Horizontal Track Drill Rig

Case 6030 Horizontal Track Drill Rig

Heavy duty rig for drilling up to 400’ into hillside. Water rotary with drill rods and tri-cone bit. This rig requires a semi-flat area 16’ x 16’ ( can be dug by backhoe) next to hillside to facilitate drilling horizontally.

  • Width – 7’
  • Length – 12’
  • Height – 6.5’
  • Weight – 14,468#

Morooka Support Track Vehicle

All Terrain

Morooka Support Track Vehicle

All-terrain, rubber tracks.
It can go where our support trucks cannot go.

It has a hydraulic dump bed and is capable of moving pallets of materials, augers, rods, water tank, generator and other equipment.

  • Width – 7’
  • Length – 12’
  • Height – 6.5’
  • Weight – 12,000 lbs.


Other Equipment

Support trucks, water tanks, pumps, generators, hoses, etc.

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Case Horizontal Rig

Case Horizontal Rig
Northern California

Case Horizontal Rig

Case Horizontal Rig
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Case Horizontal Rig

Case Horizontal Rig
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Health and Safety:

All personnel have current 40-hr OSHA health and safety training and participate in a medical surveillance program. We provide our own PPE.