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Drilling Water Wells

Drilling water wells can be a huge and sometimes costly undertaking. Everyone looks forward to clean, fresh water flowing out of the kitchen sink, but over time deterioration of the casing and contamination can downgrade the quality of the well water. Whatever the reason, searching out new sites and drilling water wells is not a Sunday picnic.
There are websites that promote the do it your-self approach to drilling water wells, but what if you hit a rock layer using home designed equipment? Besides, do you really want to go back to the bucket and rope type of water well of the pioneers? Drilling water wells (or more correctly stated for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, digging water wells) was back breaking work way back then as it still is and now.
To dig a water well by hand, first the top soil and debris have to be removed. In coal mining that debris is called the overburden. There is a reason it is called the “overburden.” Digging away all that heavy top soil, roots and rocks can be over the limit of the burden you can bear. You dig for days and when you finally reach the astounding depth of eight feet, hurray! Success! Reward….you are up to your ankles in water! Digging under that deluge has now increased your burden over and above your endurance, especially when you try to lift your rubber boots out of the mire. Pull, pull, pull and voila… out comes the foot but not the boots. So you are forced to stick your foot in the mire and try to lift the boots out. Yes, those were the days. These days drilling water wells is best left to the professionals.
At American Water Surveyors we provide our clients with state of the art technology so the companies drilling water wells in your area will be equipped with the knowledge of exactly where to drill. Knowing depth and yield before you drill a water well can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
Companies drilling water wells get paid whether they find water or not. Our water finding services cost far less than drilling test wells or dry wells. Don’t overburden yourself. Call American Water Surveyors today at 1-877-SEISMO1 (734-7661) or 1-817-788-5716 or email us at info@wefindwater.com to let us help you in your water sourcing needs.

March 31, 2011 at 1:25 am Comments (0)

Water Well Drillers

Technology today demands that water well drillers be fully qualified before they can be employed by drilling companies.
Part of the training water well drillers undergo is to learn the setting up, maintaining, repairing and operating of the drilling equipment; the designing of residential water supplies and heat pump systems; the locating, drilling, construction and developing of water wells; the installation and maintenance of water well equipment up to and including the well head; the testing of water wells to ensure an adequate water supply; the preparing of reports for consumers and government agencies; the redrilling, maintaining and sealing of existing wells. (List sourced from this website.)
Other training includes well construction history, well development, well abandonment, basic geology & groundwater, injection wells, drilling methods, aquifer storage, retrieval, well rehabilitation, and geothermal heating & cooling systems. Just by looking at these qualifications, those acquiring the services of water well drillers can have confidence that their well will be drilled in a professional and cost effective manner.
Devoted water well drillers call upon American Water Surveyors to map out and locate the best aquifer sites to drill. These highly trained water well drillers are meticulous in their work. They do not want to waste time drilling dry wells which cost them dearly in time and labor and they are also mindful of the costs to their customers.
American Water Surveyors employ the technology of the GF3500 seismoelectric survey instrument. It is designed specifically for detecting electrical signals generated by the passage of seismic impulses through layered rocks, sediments and soils. The signals detected arise directly from the movement of water, not from the rock matrix. Our equipment and a seismic source are used to estimate the depth and quality of aquifers. The seismic source is used to create a sharp sound pulse. When the sound pulse moves through porous and permeable aquifers, it travels fast in the rock matrix and slower in the water-filled pore space. Systematic surveys along traverses or in grids allow the lateral variability of aquifers to be mapped.
At American Water Surveyors you will find highly qualified professionals who are mindful of the costs to our customers, the water well drillers. We will perform the task of mapping your water source and the drillers will provide you with clean, safe drinking water. Call American Water Surveyors today at 1-877-SEISMO1 (734-7661) or 1-817-788-5716 or email us at info@wefindwater.com to let us help you in your water sourcing needs. Order our book: “What You Should Know Before You Drill a Water Well” at this site. http://www.wefindwater.com/BookInfo.html

March 23, 2011 at 11:37 pm Comments (0)

Texas Well Drillers

Well drillers in Texas are involved in many exciting new technologies that are helping to conserve dwindling water supplies, and American Water Surveyors is right there with them mapping out available water reserves.
Aquifer Storage Recovery (ASR) seems to be the buzzword for the well drilling industry. ASR is an extremely cost effective and environmentally sound practice to conserve the precious commodity that clean, potable water is becoming.
ASR is the storage of water in natural underground cavities during times when water is available, and the recovery of that water during times when it is needed. Sound simple? Maybe so, but the real problem for well drillers in Texas lies in locating suitable underground storage basins. Storage zones range in depths from as shallow as about 200 ft. to as deep as 2700 ft. That is almost the length of nine football fields standing end to end.
Water is stored in these deep underground water-bearing geologic formations or “aquifers” as they are called. These aquifers may be in sand, clay, sandstone, gravel, limestone, dolomite, glacial drift, basalt and other types of geologic settings. These various geologic formations each present unique drilling challenges.
Texas well drillers install the necessary pumps and equipment for the aquifer to receive the stored water. During times of plentiful water supply such as a heavy rain fall season, water is pumped underground into these aquifers. The water that is pumped in becomes the stored water. This stored water displaces the water naturally present in the aquifer, creating a very large bubble around the well. The bubble is usually, but not always, confined by overlying and underlying geologic formations that do not produce water. Storage volumes in these bubbles range from as small as about 13 million gallons in individual ASR wells, to as much as 2.5 billion gallons or more in large ASR well fields.
American Water Surveyors along with their GF 3500 technology is an invaluable resource for well drillers. Locating and mapping suitable aquifer basins ensures that drilling costs are not wasted. American Water Surveyors’ GF 3500 technology defines both the permeability and the depth of aquifers; such estimates can be obtained at an insignificant cost, especially when compared with the cost of drilling in several locations before finding suitable storage sites. Call American Water Surveyors today at 1-877-SEISMO1 (734-7661) or 1-817-788-5716 or email us at info@wefindwater.com to let us help you in your water sourcing needs.

March 16, 2011 at 1:19 am Comments (0)