FAQ

What do Coloradoans Need to Know About Water Well Construction?

The American Ground Water Trust and the Colorado Water Well Contractors Association have prepared a consumer information pamphlet entitled:

What do Coloradoans Need to Know About Water Well Construction?

This pamphlet was prepared to help people in Colorado make good economic and environmental decisions about water wells. Securing and protecting a safe reliable water supply for a home is an important responsibility for home owners. There are many water supply specialists who provide water supply products and services, and this pamphlet will assist you to obtain the professional help that you need. To order, please call 303.759.2294 or email execdir@cwwca.org

How do I get Certified?

How to become a licensed well construction contractor or pump installer in the state of Colorado:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or declare intention to become a citizen.
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in the type of license being applied for.
  • Must demonstrate professional competence by passing a written and oral exam.

What is the Board of Examiners?

This refers to the Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors. The Board of Examiners is the body responsible for promulgating, administering, revising and enforcing the Rules and Regulations for Water Well Construction, Pump Installation, Cistern Installation, and Monitoring and Observation Hole/Well Construction.

For more information, click here to see the Licensing Requirements Page on the Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors’ website.

What are the Water Well Construction Rules?

The rules are two documents promulgated pursuant to the authority granted by the State Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors in the Colorado Revised Statutes. These BOE Rules apply to licensing and license renewal, bonds and other forms of financial responsibility, continuing education requirements and remedial and disciplinary actions of the Board.

Where Can I Find More Information?

Industry and Professional Organizations:

American Ground Water Trust
National Ground Water Association
Colorado Division of Water Resources
Colorado Ground Water Association

For Well Owners:

WellOwner.org – Offered by NGWA
The American Well Owner – Offered by AGWT
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