Water is an essential resource that we cannot live without, and it available in water sources like lakes, rivers, and streams from where it is pumped to cities and towns after some basic treatment to make it safe. Water is also available in the ground and can be a source of water for people who live far away from such municipal sources.

They can obtain this water from the ground by drilling for it till the water table below the ground is tapped. From there it can then be pumped to the ground for further use. Most water wells are drilled and water well drilling is carried out by rotary drill bits that are mounted on trucks and these drill bits can reach as much as 1000 feet.

Water well drilling can also be accomplished by augers, drilling by jets, and other methods, all of which replace the traditional method of actually digging the ground to create wells.