The drilling, construction, deepening, repair, renovation, replacement, cleaning, development, abandonment, and pump installation/repair of the following well types, if greater than 30 feet deep, is regulated by the Administrative Rules for Water Wells and the applicable work must be completed by a licensed water well driller or licensed pump installer:
Who needs the well driller bond?
In the State of Utah, professionals who operate well drilling or driving equipment, or engage in the drilling or driving of wells or a person who installs or repairs water well pumping equipment is required to obtain a $5,000 surety bond in compliance with Section 73-3-25, Utah Code Annotated, 1953. A person who installs or repairs a well pump on the person’s own property for the person’s own use is not required to have a pump installer's license.
What is the well driller bond?
The $5,000 well driller bond protects the party requesting the surety bond, the Obligee, against any financial losses as a result of poor financial choices, damages, unethical decisions, or a failure to adhere to state and local laws on the part of you, the Principal. By obtaining your bond, you are telling the Obligee that you can be trusted and that you stand by your business decisions. In the State of Utah, wells regulated by the State Engineer that are drilled to a depth of greater than 30 feet must be constructed by a currently licensed Utah Licensed Well Driller. Moreover, a Utah Licensed Well Driller or a Utah Licensed Pump Installer must perform installation and repair of pumps on wells regulated by the State Engineer.
The Utah well driller bond is also known as: Utah well drill bond, Utah pump installer bond, and Utah well installer bond.
What else do I need to obtain or renew my license?
By law, well driller reports (Well Logs) and pump installation reports (Pump Logs), must be submitted to the State Engineer on any work on wells drilled deeper than 30 feet. All data relating to these reports are recorded in the Division of Water Right's well drilling database and are available for viewing over the Internet or in person at the Division's Salt Lake Office. Information recorded on the reports includes lithology or geologic strata penetrated during the drilling process, the location of water bearing strata, static and pumping water levels, pump data, water quality and all materials and procedures used in the construction of the well.
I have everything I need. What now?
Utah well drillers will submit the original signed bond form to the Utah Division of Water Rights at the following address:
Utah Division of Water Rights
1594 West North Temple, Suite 220
P.O. Box 146300
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
The Utah Division of Water Rights can be reached by phone at (801) 538-7240.
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