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Let Chatfield Drilling be your geotechnical or environmental drilling partner.  The benefits of using Chatfield include:


  • Highly flexible scheduling and short drilling lead times

  • A professionally maintained rig fleet and support equipment

  • Long tenured and experienced drillers possessing training in OSHA HAZWOPER and formal subsurface investigation

  • ODOT and PennDOT prequalification

  • A support staff to support complex projects, to manage contract obligations, and to invoice in a timely manner


Commercial Service



Chatfield Drilling offers a variety of geo-tech services to meet your needs. These include rock coring, soil borings, piezometer well installation, dewatering, test pit excavation / infiltration testing, and inclinometer installation. Sampling techniques include Standard Penetration Test (SPT), split-spoon, and thin-wall Shelby tube. We are ODOT and PennDOT pre-qualified drilling contractors and maintain current auto-hammer calibrations.


​Project types and drilling methods include:

  • Split-spoon / SPT sampling, Shelby tube sampling, rock coring (wire-line and conventional), test pit excavation & infiltration testing

  • Capabilities for mud-rotary drilling in saturated and heaving soils

  • Limited access drilling (indoor capability)


Chatfield Drilling provides a multitude of industrial services. These include commercial water treatment installation and O&M, complex pump control systems, tank anode installation, light excavation, and many other services.


​Commercial water and environmental well services include packer testing, mechanical & chemical well rehabilitation, dual-lens camera investigation to 1000’ depth, well abandonment, and ODNR / PA DEP permit support



Our OSHA HAZWOPER-trained drillers can support all your environmental needs. This includes soil sampling, well installation, well abandonment, chemical injection, and carbon-bed exchanges.  We are certified well drillers in PA, OH, NY, and WV.

Techniques include direct-push, macro-tube coring, hollow-stem augering, and air-rotary drilling.


​​Project types include: 

  • Extraction & monitor well installation, Phase II site investigation, sub-grade chemical injection, remediation system installation, and well abandonment

  • Methods utilized include: hollow-stem auger drilling, direct-push borings with Geoprobes, air-rotary and down-hole hammer drilling, and pre-pack well installation


Chatfield Drilling & Water Purefection was first established as a small, hometown drilling firm near Greenville, PA in 1967. Now serving just about all of Northwestern PA, we focus on water well drilling and water treatment services for our community. In 1983, we entered into the environmental and geo-technical field. In that time, we have evolved into one of the largest and most professional exploratory drilling firms. We proudly serve Mercer, PA; Meadville, PA; Grove City, PA; Canfield, OH; Cortland, OH, and the surrounding area We bring highly experienced drillers and well-maintained equipment to every job site. By taking great pride in our work and our customers, we have developed a strong reputation for quality, integrity, and fairness in all services we provide.  We provide water wells, submersible and jet pumps, water tanks, softeners, iron-breaker and sulfur removal systems, UV disinfection systems, reverse osmosis, well chlorination and maintenance, well clean-outs, and more.  Hollow-Stem Auger, Air & Water Rotary, & Cable Tool Drilling Techniques Pump Installation Water Testing Water Well Drilling Well & Water System Design Well Repair Environmental & Geo-Technical Drilling Services  Our firm is a state DOT prequalified drilling contractor with vast experience in system controls & maintenance and water treatment techniques for both the private and industrial sector for virtually all system sizes.  Chatfield Drilling & Water Purefection maintains a full fleet, including eight drill rigs, 15 support trucks, and all of the necessary manpower and equipment to facilitate projects of all sizes. We are also certified by the National Groundwater Association and have licensing in five states.  PA licensed well driller, No. 1142 OH Private Water Systems Contractor, No. 000315 NY Water Well Contractor License, No. NYRD10300 WV licensed well drillers on staff (individual licenses) PA Home Improvement Contractor, No. 135958 PennDOT Prequalified Geo-technical Drilling Contractor (E1 Status) National Drilling Association, Monitor Well Construction Certified Surety Bond, City of Pittsburgh Public Works PA Inspection Station (No. AE94) / DOT Safety Inspection Mechanic on-staff OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations Training OSHA-8-hour Hazardous Waste Operations Refresher Training In-House Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) DOT Drug & Alcohol Consortium Member (DOT-compliant testing program)DOT-compliant supervisor training (including Reasonable Suspicion Training)
National Drilling Association Safety Guideline Manual E-Rail safe Certified Chemical and Electrical Engineer on staff National Groundwater Association (NGWA) membership

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