earth day graphicIn 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.

At Granite Drilling, we constantly invest in our machinery and do our part in keeping the air we breathe clean and our environment clean for generations to come.   We also ensure that are jobs are environmentally sterile – meaning, no oil leaks or air pollution. Let’s keep the place we live beautiful and pristine by hiring those contractors that care about our communities.

Lastly, interested in the California Air & Resources Board regulations background for heavy-duty diesel trucks? Here’s some info – “The regulation requires diesel trucks and buses that operate in California to be upgraded to reduce emissions. Newer heavier trucks and buses must meet PM filter requirements beginning January 1, 2012.  Lighter and older heavier trucks must be replaced starting January 1, 2015. By January 1, 2023, nearly all trucks and buses will need to have 2010 model year engines or equivalent.”