Souteast Drilling Services, Inc.

Key Personnel

Bart Ziegler, PE

Water Resource Engineer
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Florida

Mr. Ziegler is the President of Southeast Drilling Services, as well as a Water Resources Engineer. He provides expertise in general civil engineering, hydrogeology, and groundwater projects for water supply and effluent disposal. His project experience includes water supply systems, deep injection wells (design, construction, supervision, mechanical integrity testing), groundwater monitoring studies, toxic and hazardous waste investigations, park design, and regulatory permitting.

His primary responsibilities at Southeast Drilling Services include overall company management, bidding and estimating, project coordination and management. He is also involved in the day to day project operations.

Prior to his employment with SED, Mr. Ziegler was employed by CH2M Hill, an international environmental consulting firm. He acted as a Client Coordinator in addition to the design and construction of general water resource projects.

Professional Registration

  • Professional Engineer, Florida;
  • Licensed Water Well Contractor, Florida

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Florida Water Well Association
  • Florida Engineering Society


With Albert Muniz. Aquifer Storage and Recovery in the Floridian Aquifer System of South Florida.
American Society of Civil Engineers-Water Resource Planning and Management Conference. Denver, CO. Man 1994

With Albert Muniz, J.I.Garcia-Bengochea, and R. David Pyne. Water Management in the 21st Century.
Proceedings of the Florida Water Management Districts. Florida Department of Environmental Protection-International Dialogue of Water Management. Miami, FL. October 1993.



William C. Ziegler

Water Resource Specialist
Undergraduate studies, University of Florida

Mr. Ziegler is currently a Vice President of Southeast Drilling Services, and has been in the water well construction industry since 1968 and a licensed water well contractor in the state of Florida since 1971 (when state licensure was established). He has assisted in the construction and management of production, irrigation, monitor, and ASR well programs throughout the State.

Prior to Southeast Drilling Services, Mr. Ziegler owned and operated Ziegler Well Drilling from 1968 to 1976. Ziegler Well Drilling and Matthews Well Drilling merged in 1976 to form Diversified Drilling Corporation. Mr. Ziegler was president of Diversified Drilling from 1976 to 1988, in which he managed the day to day operations and financial planning. In 1988, Mr. Ziegler sold his interest in Diversified Drilling to pursue other interests.

Professional Registration

  • Licensed Water Well Contractor, Florida
  • South West Florida Water Management District Advisory Board

Public Engagements

  • Moderator for Trio Center Short Courses on Water Well Construction
  • Instructor for City of Tampa Water Plant Operators School

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • National Ground Water Association
  • Florida Ground Water Association (Past Board of Directors)
  • West Coast Chapter of Florida Ground Water Association (Founding Member and Past Board of Directors)

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