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Know Where the Water is Before You Drill Your Well

When someone tells you that drilling water wells is easy, turn a deaf ear.  Without due diligence in planning it out and figuring out design specifications beforehand, the resulting water well will be substandard at best, dangerous and unusable at worst. American Water Surveyors invite you to research your options in depth (no pun intended) before you choose a water well service provider that best suits your needs and meets your requirements. We believe that this research is definitely worth the investment.


As you may have guessed, there is much more to drilling water wells than the actual drilling. The land at the planned site needs to be surveyed, other structures nearby need to be taken into account, the best design depending on primary use and location needs to be selected, and every effort needs to be made to ensure that the new well is placed in the optimal spot that would ensure its long-term usability and water quality. If you ask around, few water well drilling service providers out there would be able to provide all of these types of work without subcontracting. That’s where American Water Surveyors comes in.  We use special technology to locate water before the well drillers start digging.  Without knowing where the water is beforehand, the drillers have a high chance of drilling a dry hole – an unusable well that you are required to pay for.


At American Water Surveyors, our processes are streamlined as a result of years of extensive experience in the field and from working with various clients ranging from local governments to small farm owners to community organizations to golf courses. We have worked with each of our clients on an individual needs assessment basis – and customer testimony demonstrates the positive relationship each one of them has enjoyed.


Why would you start drilling water wells without proper surveying beforehand? After all, a driller that is not diligent enough is still going to charge you for the work completed even if that work produces negligible result. Taking all the necessary precautions and making all the important calculations and analysis in advance is a must if you are serious about drilling a new water well.


Seismoelectric testing done by American Water Surveyors is an extremely accurate technology that allows us to pinpoint the best location for your new well quickly and efficiently. We produce clear results and answer your questions: sometimes even before you ask them.

Drilling water wells is something that should be done with skill, patience and true passion for the work. At American Water Surveyors, we work with you every step of the way and take no shortcuts when it comes to safety, efficiency, water quality and customer service. Throughout the years, we have been finding innovative solutions to seemingly impossible problems. Finding the answers is our specialty. Consider us when planning your new water well. We trust that our wealth of experience and enthusiasm will not disappoint you.


Learn more on our website or by calling 1-877-SEISMO1 (734-7661).

December 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm Comments (0)

Training for Water Well Drillers

A job in the trades is a great choice for people who love physical and technical work. Trade workers are in demand almost everywhere, and the pay is often quite good. However it can be hard to decide what type of trade to go into. For many people, when considering looking for this type of work, the first things that come to mind are welding, construction, electrical and mechanical work. These careers are all excellent choices, but it’s also important to consider some of the lesser known trades. If you enjoy working with your hands and have a gift for technical precision, you might want to consider becoming a water well driller. Well drillers are demand in many areas, and enjoy a varied and satisfying line of work.

Water well drillers are generally considered trade workers even though in most areas, an official education in the field isn’t necessary. Most people can learn to become well drillers on the job and an official apprenticeship period typically is not mandatory. However, there are still many programs and technical schools that offer courses and apprenticeships for well drillers. These programs give you the time and resources to really understand the process of well drilling, and provide you with training that will put you a level above your peers. Having a certification or apprenticeship under your belt will also help you to find work with qualified, reputable employers. Having that edge over other people seeking the same job will guarantee job security for you in this industry.

Well drillers must know more than how to drill in order to really succeed in their industry. A good well driller will have a good understanding of the land they are working on, and will understand how the composition of the land will affect wells in the area. A skilled well driller might alter their drilling techniques based on the ground composition, and will know how deep they must dig in order to provide their clients with clean, drinkable water in high quantities. Experts in the well drilling industry are also able to be honest with their clients about well drilling prospects. Sometimes, you might have to drill a well in a different area from what the client wants, or you might have to go deeper than expected. It can be difficult to break this news to your clients, but having the education, training, and expertise to back you up will make this aspect of the job much easier. If your clients know you have a thorough education in well drilling, they will be more likely to trust you and will appreciate your advice.

Well drillers must be good with their hands, but also have an interest in science and be precise in all they do. If you possess these qualities, you might want to consider entering into a career as a well driller. If you do make the decision to enter the well drilling industry, don’t take short cuts. Arm yourself with a strong education and quality training to ensure that your work – and reputation – will always be good.

We work with qualified well drillers so you know where the water is before they drill.  Using the best in today’s technology, the practice of a seismic survey prior to having well drillers on site saves you time and money.  Contact us today to learn more. 

December 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm Comments (0)