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Drilling Water Wells is a Project Best Done by Professionals

Each year hundreds of individuals and corporations are faced with the necessity of drilling water wells. Sometimes it’s a homeowner with acreage, sometimes it’s a small municipality that can’t tap into a big city water system, or it may be a golf course or recreation development in a rural area that needs a good supply of fresh, clean water.

Whoever it is that requires the service, they would be smart to engage the services of qualified surveyors who can determine location, depth, and yield before a water drilling company is hired. You probably have no idea of the extreme expense that occurs when drilling water wells that yield only a dry well, but it’s easily avoidable. American Water Surveyors has the equipment and technology to find a reliable source of water for you.

Looking for a good source of water has been an activity since history began, as drilling for water wells was necessary if there was no clean source occurring naturally, such as lakes and rivers. In the 1500s water dowsing, or divining, with a y-shaped twig or rod was believed to have the power to sense the presence of water and send a message to the individual carrying it that it could be found beneath a specified place. Twigs from various specious of trees were used, depending on the dowser’s preference, and included peach or willow, while in Europe the hazel tree was preferred. Some had better success if they cut the twig fresh at each prospective site, others carried on with the same one from location to location. More often than not, success with finding water by this method was accomplished with more luck than knowledge.

By the mid-1940s, however, the effectiveness of the ancient method was being questioned, and more scientific activities began to locate a likely place for drilling water wells. While there are still many dowsers claiming to be more efficient than sophisticated methods, even they have changed their equipment to metal rods.

At American Water Surveyors, we use the most recent technologies to find a reliable source of water. Not only can the presence of groundwater be determined but also its yield in gallons per minute can be estimated. Today’s methods for drilling water wells are based on physics, with seismoelectrics the successful technique. The signals that indicate the presence of groundwater are highly efficient and it is possible to identify a water table and its depth by travel time of an impulse sent from the surface.

Regardless of the method, however, keep in mind that you still need to have your well water tested. If there is a serious problem with contaminants, you can often taste or smell it, but it is still wise to arrange to have it tested through AquaKnow (www.aquaknow.com), as sometimes it takes laboratory testing to detect it. You should have your water tested once a year because as the time goes by, wells can deteriorate and allow surface contaminants to enter the water supply.

For a full explanation of everything you need to know, and to request a quote, be sure to visit our website at www.wefindwater.com/ or call us at 1-877-SEISMO1 (734-7661), extension 1 for American Water Surveyors and extension 2 for AquaKnow. We have the state-of-the-art technology to find groundwater, depths, yields and suitability, which needs to be determined before drilling water wells begins. Check us out today!

April 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm Comments (0)

New Mexico Well Drillers

New Mexico well drillers face strict regulations. The preservation of water is supervised and governed with the intent to waste as little as possible and to ensure that the environment is protected to the best of its ability.
To obtain a license, New Mexico well drillers must successfully pass an exam. The passing mark for these exams is 70% or higher and these exams are only offered four times a year. Testing topics include New Mexico water laws, engineering rules, regulations and techniques as well as the New Mexico latitude and longitude coordinate system and geological formations. If an applicant does not reach the 70% passing mark, they may retake the test but will need to pay the exam retaking fee. Any applicant found cheating on these tests will be banned from retaking the test for at least one year. Once the test is successfully passed, a license may be purchased to become a New Mexico well driller. This is under the condition that drilling is allowed only within the state of New Mexico and it will be indicated which type of drilling is allowed.
A New Mexico well drillers license is valid for two years and must be renewed within ten days of its expiration date. If it is not renewed within this allotted time then the license will expire without an option for reinstatement. New Mexico well drillers must then apply for a new license within 45 days if they decide to resume drilling.
New Mexico well drillers must display their name and license number clearly on each drill rig that he or she is using. They may hire a drilling supervisor to provide onsite supervision under the condition that the supervisor is registered. These registered New Mexico well drillers are responsible for the onsite activities of their crew members. To become registered, a supervisor must have at least two or more years of working experience under the supervision of a registered supervisor, must be at least 18 years old and must successfully pass a written exam.
Any New Mexico well drillers found improperly following regulations may have their license revoked or suspended. Part of the long list of examples that can cause revocation include: improper or misstatements in water well logs, not properly protecting both employees and the environment on the drilling site, or failure to use the proper materials while drilling.
There are very strict requirements and procedures that must be met before New Mexico well drillers are allowed to drill for water. The qualifications make them specialized in their field. However, no amount of education and planning can accurately predict water under the soil. They can effectively drill a much needed well, but guessing, water witches and text book calculations are what are used to determine where to drill. These New Mexico well drillers are not cheap to hire, one would want to be quite successful with a well drill location to keep expenses to a minimum.
This is where American Water Surveyors can help. We use highly sophisticated equipment to turn guessing into facts. We can map out the water from the surface and predict the gallons per minute of that potential well. This helps to save you thousands of dollars that could otherwise be lost if drilling is done in an incorrect spot or a dry well is encountered.
Phone us for details and a consultation on your project. There is so much we can do to save you both time and money. Contact us today at:
Email: info@wefindwater.com
Phone: 877-SEISMO1 (734-7661)

April 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm Comments (0)