In the spirit of Earth Day, I’d like to comment about how important it is for the water well drilling industry to support the protection of our environment.
There’s no way around it – to drill a water well, several large machines need to be used, and while our machinery is large, at Granite Drilling Company, our carbon footprint is small. And, it’s small because we made the business decision to comply with the (CARB) California Air and Resource Board’s fleet requirements – reduce diesel particulate matter and oxides of nitrogen emissions from in-use off-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles in California and comply with portable equipment emission standards. Compliance is costly and an administrative burden, but I strongly believe that my fleet needs to have zero negative impact on our environment. However, not all water well drillers are compliant. As a consumer, I strongly encourage you to hire contractors that keep their fleet in compliance. You can verify compliance via the following link – CA Air & Resources Board fleet compliance.