The collection of drilling/completion reports is maintained by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. It contains well completion reports for new water supply and irrigation wells as well as permanent monitoring wells and ground source heat pump wells. Compilation of the reports began began in the 1960's. The reports have lithology descriptions and there are estimated to be 350,000 reports.
This collection of Drilling/Completion Reports is maintained by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). It contains well completion reports prepared by well drillers installing new water supply and irrigation wells as well as permanent monitoring wells and ground source heat pump wells.
The collection of data from the drilling/completion reports and the accompanying well logs, needs to be cleansed, geocoded and entered into an electronic database. Only 5% of the data in the collection is in an Oracle database and metadata is being documented. Data is not yet available online; however, a web-based database is presently in the testing phase (less than one percent of the data will be available to those who are currently submitting the drilling/completion reports online). When the majority of the data in the collection has been reviewed for quality, cleansed and geocoded and entered into a database, it will be made available to the general public via the web. The database will allow well drillers to search well records according to town, street name, well yield, depth to bedrock, type of well and other factors.