We Find Water

The Technology Behind Finding Water

Water may seem like an abundant resource, as there is 326 million trillion gallons available to us. Water cycles through the ocean and evaporates into the air and rains back down onto the land and into the ocean. However, 98% of the water on this planet is located in the ocean, which means it is unavailable for humans to consume. Fresh drinking water is a resource that everyone in the world needs. It is a renewable resource that is a complete necessity for human life. However, not all water is easy to locate and in some places around the world, and even in the United States, access to clean, potable, fresh bodies of water is limited. To solve this issue as a society we have collectively turned to groundwater as a source.Pic-for-AWS-Blog-150x150[1]

Where can we get groundwater?

No one can dispute that as a global community we need access to water, and it must be water that is clean, or easily cleanable. Groundwater is located in tiny fractures of rock formations, known as an aquifer. Knowing where these aquifers are located can prove to be tricky and finding them is a skill that not many possess. Mapping water from the surface can save companies and communities hundreds if not thousands of dollars – if done properly.

How can we map groundwater?

In the past well drilling was the best way to find and obtain ground water. Well drilling has proven to be effective, but is very costly. In more recent years, to lower costs and become more efficient, companies have been looking for other options to locate groundwater before drilling the well. To properly locate water, highly skilled individuals are hired to study rock formations and complete technology tests on areas that are believed to have water in them. Seismoelectric waves are sent beneath the earth’s crust and into layers of rock to identify electrical signals. This is a completely innovative and unique way to look at rock formations and liquids flowing below the earth’s surface. This technology that is cost effective and efficient. Approximately 20 sites can be surveyed in a day, which allows much more research to be done before digging has commenced. The research and information gathered from these seismoelectric waves gives much stronger estimates of depth and the quality of aquifers. Overall, saves companies and individuals a lot of money, as they will be able to decipher where water is located before digging hundreds of feet.

Who can help you?

American Water Surveyors is located at P.O. Box 164163, Fort Worth, Texas. They are committed to using leading edge technology to provide and find groundwater that can be used in communities around the United States. Using their cutting edge technology, they will help you locate groundwater. American Water Surveyors can be reached by checking their website at wefindwater.com, by calling 817-788-5716, or by email at info@wefindwater.com.

August 28, 2014 at 4:52 pm Comments (0)

Water Well Drilling: Where to Start

Man with dowsing rod

Man with dowsing rod

If you needed to find a fresh water source on a property right now, how would you go about it? If someone told you that they have special powers that enable them to miraculously assist you with the location for future water well drilling, how would you react? If you had drilled for water in the location ‘discovered’ by that someone and didn’t find any water there, what would you do? If you could instead employ a method that is based on fact-proven science that has the potential of saving you a great deal of time, money and stress, would you take it?

For centuries, finding water used to mean trusting your own or someone else’s gut feeling or ‘supernatural powers’ or dowsing rods, often with laughable and disappointing results. Thankfully, modern water well drilling no longer puts your budget and your prospects of finding this important resource at the mercy of chance or coincidence.

What is the modern method of finding water?

Technology and science are always on the move, and what used to be new and unexplored or available only to select companies and governments now becomes widely available. Seismology, the science most known for the research done in connection with prediction of earthquakes, now plays a major role in water well drilling preparations. Top-quality seismological equipment used specifically for finding water has a very high signal-to-noise ratio and is portable to many sites. Seismology or, more specifically, seismoelectrics is unique in that it focuses on finding water in the most cost-efficient way possible. Another modern approach, nuclear magnetic resonance technology, is popular in neighboring areas but has substantial limitations when it comes to mapping out the underground water.

Who can benefit from this technology?

Unless you live in a large town or city, chances are that you personally, or someone you know, relies on a water well. Quality water surveying work that makes use of modern technology is frequently called upon by various organizations and individuals, from golf course owners and developers to companies working in water well drilling to municipalities, farmers and more. The benefits of having dedicated access to water are many and would depend on your particular situation, but whatever your needs are, we are confident that we can help.

Where do we come in?

American Water Surveyors take pride in working with each client on an individual basis for all their water finding needs. For over a decade, we have been using cutting edge technology in various environments to achieve superior results. We bring our services and expertise to you – and find water! Check out www.wefindwater.com or call us at 1-877-SEISMO1 for more information.

August 11, 2014 at 7:45 pm Comments (0)