This course covers all aspects of providing a safe, potable water supply in remote locations. Students will learn drilling techniques utilizing a Mud Rotary Drill—and will actually locate an aquifer on our property; drill, ream and case the borehole, and install a hand pump. Although rotary drilling will be the primary focus of the course, students will also learn to manually drill with simple, less expensive, percussion methods and hand augers. Graduates of the course will find they are not only more adept at purchasing the right well-drilling equipment, but are capable of supervising proper well construction by contracted firms.


  • Overview of geology as it relates to water well drilling

  • Where to locate the water well

  • Drill and complete a water well using the LS-100

  • Water well construction and hand pump installation

  • Water testing and water disinfection

  • Drilling for water with hand augers

  • Drilling for water using percussion tools

  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of drilling methods

  • Small engine maintenance and repair



Includes course instruction, materials, comfortable housing and tasty meals. Our affordable fees are made possible by professional instructors who volunteer or raise their own support - that's how eager we are to share our expertise!  Full Payment due with registration.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a participant must cancel their registration due to sickness or schedule conflict, we provide a one-year reschedule option, with no loss of deposit. If Equip cancels a course due to low enrolment, we will inform all registered participants 1-month prior to the course date and deposits will be reimbursed. Participants are encouraged to make travel plans after 1-month course confirmation date. Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of participants.


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