Weber Well Drilling marks 75th year
By Stephen Groessel
Stephen Groessel photo
Weber Well Drilling, Inc. of Charlesburg is marking its 75th anniversary this year. Posing before its drilling rig purchased a couple years ago are (from left) Al Kraus, Lisa Olson, Mark Weber and Roger Weber. Not pictured is Jay VanAsten.

From our school days studying English literature we may recall this poetic stanza found in the “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Coleridge:

“Water, water every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water every where, Nor any drop to drink.”

The stanza speaks of that precious and life-giving liquid that quenches our thirst and sustains the life-giving functions of our bodies. It cleanses and cools and is useful in cooking. It is important for growing things and is used in the rite of baptism. The list describing the functions and necessity of life sustaining water goes on and on... and it’s often not until we find ourselves without, that we realize just how deeply we rely on it.

Weber Well Drilling, Inc. knows how important water is to its customers. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Charlesburg firm, which works year-round to bring rural populations one of nature’s most valuable resources... pure, clean water.

The firm was founded by Norman Weber, who — at the age of 16 — began his life’s work as a well driller under the tutelage of Arnold Fleming. In 1937, he struck out on his own, calling his fledging business Norman Weber Well Drilling... establishing what would become a three-generation company.

Back in those days, it could take weeks to drill a single well. Utilizing modern equipment, wells are now usually completed within one to two days.

Today’s Weber Well Drilling, Inc. provides a wide array of services designed to meet home, business and industry needs. Owner-partners Roger and Mark Weber (son and grandson of Norman) stand ready 24/7 to assist customers with their ordinary and unique water needs. The firm serves residential, commercial and industrial needs, performs inspections and testing of wells, and can close unused or unsafe wells. It provides well-drilling services, well pump installation, tank installation, and more.

Weber Well Drilling has five full-time employees, and serves an approximate 50-mile radius: including the counties of Calumet, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Fond du Lac and beyond. The company is fully licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and is a member of Wisconsin Water Well Association. They are continually keeping abreast of changes within the industry, EPA and DNR recommendations and requirements, and technological advances. Additionally, a new rig was recently purchased, in order to continue to provide the most efficient drilling possible for customers.

From the smallest home to the largest farm or commercial project, clients can

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