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The History and Future of Finding Water

The groundwater we consume is located beneath the earth’s surface, which means that to ensure that there is enough clean drinking water, we must harvest it from the earth. The water is stored in the soil pore spaces and these are located within rock formations and fractures below the earth’s surface. Locating these can be challenging, however it is necessary to ensure that there is enough water for everyone in our country to consume on a daily basis. The units of these deposits are called aquifers and they yield an amount of usable water.

The challenging thing about getting some of the water out of these aquifers is that the pore spaces in the rock formations are sometimes challenging to reach. In addition to the depth, they can become saturated with the water table, which again makes them more of a challenge to access.

American Water Surveyors can help with this.  Using state-of-the-art equipment, we locate underground water sources and can approximate the depth and yield of the flow.  This means instead of drilling dry holes (which you have to pay for whether or not the driller finds water), or drilling and having to stop because the source is too deep, you’ll know where to drill the first time, saving valuable time and money.

Everyone thinks of groundwater as a liquid, however in more recent years this groundwater can be construed as the soil that holds water in it, the moisture in the soil, permafrost as well as immobile water in the bedrock.

When we think of ground water in more liberal terms, we can also think of different ways to access it.  The future holds a lot of potential for us. Groundwater may not be limited to the resources left on earth. Mars shows promising potential for areas with groundwater reserves and there is evidence that there may be potential water sources on the surface of Jupiter and Jupiter’s moons. While it may sound like science fiction to harvest water from outer space, it was just decades ago that the idea of flying in a plane or landing on the moon were equally laughable. Who knows?  Perhaps the next sources of fresh water are above – not below – us.

No one is able to tell what the future is going to hold for the world in terms of where to find water if we keep polluting our sources.  Perhaps this means we will be able to harvest safe and clean drinking water from other places, although the best solution, for now and the foreseeable future, is to take care of the valuable water resources we have here on earth.

December 28, 2014 at 7:31 pm Comments (0)

American Water Surveyors: Helping you find Groundwater

American Water Surveyors help you to find ground water. Ground water is found in a porous part of the ground that holds and moves water through the earth called an aquifer. Unlike cities or major populated areas that have water piped in, ground water is relied on by people in sparsely populated areas. In these areas, clean and fresh water is accessed by drilling.  Ground water is also less vulnerable to pollution than surface water. Many areas in the United States use ground water as their sole provider of water because of these reasons.

If ground water is found to be polluted, it’s often more difficult to clean up than surface water or other bodies of fresh water. Ground water can become polluted from industry or garbage when toxins seep into the ground and contaminate ground water.

Ground water is part of the earth’s water cycle. It can be replenished naturally by rain, streams, and rivers. How long it takes to replenish used ground water varies on the location of the aquifer. It can take anywhere from a day to one thousand years. Every area is different, but this is why it’s so important to avoid polluting local streams and rivers. When a polluted river feeds into an aquifer, it will almost certainly pollute that portion of ground water. This can be detrimental to the people in the area who depend on that water to drink.

Safe drinking water is an important part of people’s everyday lives. There are people and countries in the world where safe, clean, and fresh drinking water is a luxury. By doing your part to prevent pollution of local rivers and streams, you will help keep the ground water in your area clean and safe to drink. This is especially important if you are dependent on a well for your drinking water.

American Water Surveyors can help you find ground water if you are in need of fresh ground water for wells or municipal areas. We use scientific methods and technology to locate water and estimate the depth and yield before the drillers do their work.  We don’t use water witching or other kinds of “witchcraft” used to find water in the past! American Water Surveyors will use expertise and the right equipment to save you time and money.  Never drill another dry well.  Call American Water Surveyors today and let us help you find your best sources of groundwater.  Contact us by email at info@wefindwater.com or click here for more information.

December 21, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments (0)