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Resources for Well Constructors

Licensed water supply and monitoring well constructors who are properly trained are a valuable resource in the state of Oregon. They are tasked with correctly locating and constructing wells in a manner that prevents commingling of aquifers, loss of artesian pressure, and waste. Well constructors are professionally trained to construct wells that meet Oregon’s well construction standards and are expected to obtain continuing education credits in order to renew their license every two years. 

For anyone interested in becoming a licensed well constructor, please click the link for Licensing Exam information. Here you will find exam dates, study materials, and both water supply and monitoring well related rules and statutes. 

This page is meant to be a central repository for information and content most frequently accessed by licensed well constructors. If there is information that you access regularly and feel that it would be helpful to have here, please contact the Well Construction and Compliance Section.

House Bill 2145

House Bill 2145 was passed during the 2021 legislative and seeks to modernize many aspects of the Department's Well Construction Program. Policy changes will be implemented in phases as required by the new law over the next three years, with the next changes going into effect July 1, 2024. More information can be found on the House Bill 2145 page.

Please refer to the FAQ document for more information on the July 1, 2024, changes.

For more information contact:

Well Construction Program Coordinator:
Tommy Laird 503-302-8618
Well Inspectors:
Eastern Region - Baker City:
North Central Region - Pendleton:
South Central Region - Bend:
Dusten Lish
Southwest Region - Medford:
Bob Buckmister
Northwest Region - Salem:
Ryan Pillsbury
Josh Lucas

Water Well Rules:
Monitoring Well Rules:
OAR 690-240 Appendix