Quality Well Drilling and Water Systems since 1947

Gene Walker started drilling water wells in Idaho in 1947, and we are proud to continue his tradition of quality well drilling. We want our customers get as much water as they need for the lifetime of their system.

Quick link to the Water System Inspection Request form.

Gene Walker bringing in an Artesian well.

A brief note on COVID-19 / Coronavirus:

We know that these are uncertain times, but we want you to know that we’re here to help.

We’re still working to get your water on, even if you have to self-quarantine.

We take our responsibility to our customers seriously.  We currently use hand sanitizer between jobs to clean up.  We’re implementing new measures for our onsite technicians to clean and sanitize their tools and equipment.

Our staff is fully trained on HAZWOPR (hazardous waste handling).  Dealing with a pandemic is part of that training.  We can even suit up in full haz-mat gear if we need to (but this situation probably doesn’t require it).

Most of the time, we’re simply not exposed to the virus.  There’s usually no way for a virus to get into your well water.  And we always flush the well thoroughly whenever we replace a pump.

When we do shake hands or work inside your home, we make sure to use hand sanitizer and tool cleaners to prevent any cross-contamination.

If you’re on a public water system, we’ll be making a temporary change.  Until the virus has run its course, we’ll be collecting water samples from outside your house.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.


Special Announcement:


Walker Water Systems is proud to announce that our well drilling division will be folded in with Bishop Drilling, Inc. Our owner and driller, Fred Walker, has interviewed and evaluated John Bishop’s work. And John is the best qualified driller in Southern Idaho to continue Gene Walker’s legacy of quality water well drilling.

All water well drilling will be subcontracted with John Bishop Drilling.

We still provide estimates for well drilling and pump installation upon request. The only change is that John Bishop does the drilling, instead of Fred Walker. We still take care to consider the underground conditions and water usage in our estimates, so you have an accurate price and plenty of reliable, trouble-free water. And we’re still ready to lend our expertise, whether it’s helping you plan a well and water system or just answering your questions.

We continue to install and service groundwater wells and pumps. We also operate several small public water systems and provide water testing and system inspection for real estate sales.

If you have any questions about Bishop Drilling, or how this might affect your upcoming project (or a repair on your water system), please give us a call!

A little about us…

Water is Idaho’s most precious resource – you can’t run a home or a business without it. At Walker Water Systems, we think that if you spend a little more on the installation, you’ll get years of reliable, hassle-free water. We use quality parts and equipment, and many of our systems run for 30 years (or more!) without a service call.

If you’re out of water and need to have your well or pump fixed, try our FAQ and Troubleshooting page. Or give us a call, we might be able to talk you through a quick fix over the phone (and save you the price of a service call). If you’re curious about what it looks like down the well, here’s a video of a camera going down a well. (The pump has been taken out so the camera will fit.)

We offer service in nearly all of Idaho’s Magic Valley and Wood River Valley. We drill wells and repair pumps in Twin Falls, Shoshone, Hailey, Bellevue, Ketchum, Sun Valley, Jerome, Burley, and Gooding, and we’re happy to take care of folks as far as Glenn’s Ferry, Murphy’s Hot Springs, Stanley, and Rupert.

We offer free estimates, low total cost of ownership, and reliable service. Our trained and experienced technicians have over 25 years of experience in the field, and can accurately diagnose problems. That way, you don’t spend money on an unnecessary repair, or on work not listed on an estimate. Call us today – 208-733-4744, or 208-726-5145. Or you can email us at walkerws@mindspring.com.