Could You Be Saving Money With A Fire Protection Well In Your Home or Business?

Fire Protection Well Drilling & Installation Contractors

What is a fire protection well: Similar to most other residential wells, a fire protection well is created by drilling a large hole down into the earth, usually at least 4 inches in diamter, until an aquifer is located that contains enough water to supply a sprinkler system in the event of a fire. 

Why is it important: Insurance companies and state safety departments have begun to mandate fire protection wells as a method to safeguard buildings against the threat of fire. Rather than using an expensive cistern system, fire protection wells utilize a more cost effective high capacity water pumping system to lift groundwater from the well into the sprinkler system to put out fires. Fire protection wells can save general contractors and their customers thousands of dollars, as well as their buildings in the event of a fire. 

How our drilling contractors help: With over 35 years of experience drilling, installing, and repairing fire protection well systems we know what it takes to provide the best water wells in the industry. Let our fire protection experts review your system requirements and see if using a water well instead of a cistern could save you thousands on your next project  in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Wisconsin.

Fire Protection Well Drilling Experts

We Protect Your Business & Your Money

Our water well experts have 35+ years of experience working with inspectors and contractors to install water wells and a fire protection well is no different. Let our experts save you money and install a water supply system that will meet the Minnesota State Building Code requirements.

Did You Know?

We give our fire protection well customers free enrollment into our Hassle-Free Maintenance Program? It gives our customers peace of mind because we perform annual inspections to ensure your well is providing sufficient flow to protect your building in the event of a fire.


“If I could give one piece of advice to businesses it would be to install a fire protection system before you need it!”

– Mike Steffl

Founder & CFO

Fire Protection Well Drilling Services

Trusted by Businesses in Minnesota


Central Lakes Co-op

Atwater, Minnesota


Haug Implement

Willmar, Minnesota

New Alternative Fire Protection Water Supply

May Save You Thousands

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry amends codes such as the Minnesota State Building Code to help keep us safe. These changes often require the installation of a high capacity water supply system which traditionally took the form of a cistern. However, many newly constructed buildings may see significant cost savings when a water well is used as the primary water source for a new fire protection system instead of paying for the installation of a traditional and expensive cistern.


Is Your New Building Subject to MN Fire Protection Codes?

12 Counties

The State Building Code is enforced throughout all portions of these 12 counties:

  • Sherburne
  • Anoka
  • Chisago
  • Ramsey
  • Hennepin
  • Carver
  • Scott
  • Dakota
  • Washington
  • Goodhue
  • Steele
  • Freeborn
45 Cities - 152 Townships

The State Building Code is enforced in 45 cities and in all 152 townships:

  • Mille Lacs
  • Benton
  • Isanti
  • Wright
  • Meeker
  • Kandiyohi
  • Rice
  • Wabasha
  • Olmstead
172 Cities -16 Townships

The State Building Code is enforced in 172 cities and in 16 townships:

  • Roseau
  • Marshall
  • Pennington
  • Red Lake
  • Polk
  • Beltrami
  • Koochiching
  • Itasca
  • St. Louis
  • Lake
  • Norman
  • Clay
  • Becker
  • Hubbard
  • Cass
  • Aitkin
  • Carlton
  • Pine
  • Kanabec
  • Morrison
  • Todd
  • Wadena
  • Otter Tail
  • Wilkin
  • Traverse
  • Grant
  • Douglas
  • Stevens
  • Big Stone
  • Pope
  • Stearns
  • Swift
  • Chippewa
  • Yellow Medicine
  • Renville
  • McLeod
  • Sibley
  • Nicollet
  • LeSueur
  • Waseca
  • Blue Earth
  • Brown
  • Redwood
  • Yellow Medicine
  • Lyon
  • Pipestone
  • Cottonwood
  • Watoman
  • Rock
  • Nobles
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Faribault
  • Dodge
  • Winona
  • Mower
  • Fillmore
  • Houston
No Counties

The State Building Code is not enforced by a city, township, or county

  • Kittson
  • Lake of the Woods
  • Cook
  • Mahnomen
  • Clearwater
  • Lac Qui Parle
  • Lincoln
  • Murray

Safeguard Your Business and Your Home

Call or Visit Our Office in Minnesota!

Fire protection is a serious business and it can also be expensive so don’t risk it. Work with the experts who Get the Job Done Right the First Time. To find out more about our experience drilling fire protection wells and saving customers thousands of dollars give us a call or stop by our home office in Willmar, Minnesota. Whether you’re the building owner or the general contractor, you can talk with one of our well drilling experts about your new building structure and we can get you a quote, for FREE!