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Well Drilling News at NY State Water Well Drillers Association

DEC Announcement

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Details:Hi Everyone,

Starting today, all of the water well records are now listed with cased depths on our online search tool. Specific well locations including house numbers (when reported by the driller) are scheduled to be available on that search tool starting next Wednesday, May 18.

There is still more work to be done for these two new fields to be posted on the other online data sources (GIS Clearinghouse and Open Data Initiative). I will notify you when this work is complete.

For Long Island well logs (Nassau, Suffolk, Kings, and Queens), many well records are posted on DEC’s InfoLocator. For the wells that are posted, the pdf completion report is immediately available online.


Visit the Water Well Contractor Program online!

Beth Guidetti Professional Geologist 1, Division of Water

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3508 P: 518-402-8203 | F: 518-402-8290 |

Date: Friday, July 15, 2022
Details: Duration: 8 hr Public · Anyone on or off Facebook Jim Utter and Utter Well Drilling, of Lodi, NY, located in Seneca County in the Finger Lakes region, will be the host of the Summer Meeting of Empire State Water Well Drillers' Association. This meeting will be held at their shop at 8681 Lodi Center Rd., Lodi, NY 14860. The location is east of Seneca Lake and midway between Geneva in the north and Watkins Glen in the south.

This is a special meeting focused on live demonstrations of casing advancement systems on drill rigs. There will be several drill rigs set up doing the demos including a Derex 1340 Dual Rotary, a Foremost Rotary and a T3W. East West Drilling will be doing a hammer break demonstration, taking apart a hammer. There will also be a demo of hydro development (hydro-fracking) to increase water yield in a well and much more.

Rig and vendor setups will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through 10 a.m. Viewing and demo’s begins at 10 a.m. **Friday lunch will be provided with a BBQ from BLOWING SMOKE on site. Beverages will be available.

Equipment Demonstrators, Vendor Displays And Donators July 15th Summer Meeting • Derex Inc., Derek McGladdery • Ground Water Systems, Chris Lotz • GeoRocFor, Jeff Foraker with a XS-TV2.0 Drilling system • East West Drilling, Merle Hoover with a Mitsubishi system. And a Rockhog hammer showing a hammer brake down • Frey Well Drilling, Bill Frey with a Formost Dual Rotary Rig • Nordic Drill Dual Rotary, Jeremie Tomeau • Drillmax, Dillon Sickler • Morris Industries, Steve Cline • Groundwater Supply Co., Pat O’Toole • Star Hydro, Jim McDonald • Numa Hammers, Bob Lancaster • A.J.Gallagher, Analisa Jesco

Summer Meeting Agenda: 2022 Empire State Water Well Drillers’ Association Friday, July 15, 202 Utter Well Drilling 8681 Lodi Center Rd., Lodi, NY 14860 607-582-7436 8:00 - 10:00 am Rig and Vendor Set up 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Displays and Demos open Noon Lunch catered by Blowing Smoke BBQ by Trevor Kenyon 1:00 - 2:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting 3:00 pm Short Membership Meeting Parking available at Utter Well Drilling, there is more parking available at the Fire Department across the street. There are numerous attractions in the area so this may be a good time to plan a family getaway. There are waterfalls, gorges, Watkins Glen Motor Raceway for NASCAR, Watkins Glen State Park, Taughannock State Park, Sampson State Park. All have camping available. Other sites are available as well. Campgrounds around Lodi, NY 1. Samson State Park 2. Watkins Glen KOA 3. Sunset On Seneca Campsites 4. Sned-Acres Family Campground 5. Stone Arch Camping Adventures 6. Kayaking and Boating sites are available as well Let’s not forget that we are in the middle of NYS wine trails and that this might be an option for those staying on Friday night as an activity to do on Saturday. A small block of rooms has been reserved at the Watkins Motel located at 212 S. Franklin St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891 for Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations may be made by calling (607) 535-4258 and say that you are with the Empire State Water Well Drillers Association. Our confirmation number is #0430221428 if they should ask. Breakfast is not included with your stay. Other options are the many B&B’s in the area, the Lodge at Grist Iron Brewing in Burdett, the Budget Inn in Watkins Glen, Seneca Lake Resorts, and Cottage Views Bed and Breakfast. See less Professional networking Meet Your Host


Date: Friday, July 15, 2022
Details:The summer meeting is has been scheduled for July 15th in Lodi, in the western part of New York State. Anyone wishing to help in these planning stages, feel free to contact Sue@ (315) 225-3060 or Jim Utter @ (607) 582-7436 or any board member. We need your participation, help get these live meetings back on track!

The meeting is being sponsored by Jim Utter, Utter Well Drilling, at his shop located at 8681 Lodi Center Rd. Lodi, NY 14860.

This demonstration/meeting will feature a Derex 1340 Dual Rotary, a Foremost Rotary and a T3W.

Setup will begin at 8 a.m and continue through 10 a.m. followed by demos throughout the day. Lunch, provided on site, will be catered by Rollng Smoke.

A list of accommodations will be published in Hole Talk and the area features numerous possibilities for camping.


Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Details:D&S will again be hosting the Fall meeting at their shop in Danbury, CT followed by dinner aboard the Circle Line Cruise ship as it tours around the island of Manhattan. If you missed this in the fall of 2021, don't miss this opportunity again. A block of rooms has been set aside at the Maron Hotel in Danbury. More details will become available in the next issue of Hole Talk.


Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Details:Turning Stone Casino, details to follow