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The Many Different Ways People Around the World Get Water

Blog pic 2Water is one of the fundamental requirements for our existence and, just like food, we’ve created all sorts of ways throughout history to get the water we need to the places we want. Methods range from the humble bucket to the complicated irrigation systems that sprinkle the developed world, but they all have something in common: they make water more accessible. There are all kinds of ways people get water in this modern world, here are just a few besides the usual municipal supply:

  1. Walking

It’s hard to believe, but this is the primary way people get water in many parts of the world, and while it comes with some serious issues, like cleanliness, researchers have also discovered the long walk to the watering hole can be an important part of many daily routines. In some places, the walk is an essential aspect of bonding between people. The long hours to and from the source means that there’s plenty of time to talk. Many charity relief strategies around the world are actually placing clean water sources at a fair distance from remote villages. It helps get clean water supplies to people in need without disrupting their cultural practices.

  1. Truck

Probably the most expensive, and in more remote areas with more extreme weather, the most annoying way to get water, is by truck. With this service, people pay for a regular delivery of water to their tank, which is filled and charged based on the amount and, usually, their distance from the supply. This option, for many, is for when wells aren’t an option, either because there isn’t enough water or the cost would be too severe. Trucks are also used for emergency water supply runs if a well dries up or something goes wrong with the water supply. If you aren’t hooked up to a municipal supply, even if your system is reliable, having a water truck company in your contact list is often a very good idea.

  1. Well

A well, for people too far from a municipal supply, is often the best situation. It provides a reliable water supply that can be hooked right into your system. People often complain about the taste of well water, but newer technologies and filtration systems have made it not only cleaner, but sometimes tastier. Wells are dug using advanced water location technology that can assess where ideal spots for wells can be drilled. The area is then drilled and, if it’s deemed a good source, a well will be installed. They require much less labour than walking, and are usually cheaper overall than paying a company to truck in water.

If you need a well drilled, know where the water is before you call the drillers. American Water Surveyors has the combination of experience, equipment, and professional knowhow to find the best well water source possible on your property. No matter if it’s for a large project or a small home, American Water Surveyors is here to help, and get you the freshest, cleanest, and most reliable water supply possible.

October 29, 2015 at 3:20 pm Comments (0)

Five things you should know before you drill a well

Location, Location

One of the first things you need to know is the exact location of the property and its legal land description. In most cases, you’ll need to know the section, township, range and quarters of the property in order to access land and well records through your state’s geological survey.

Cost-Benefit Analysis

The next step is to determine whether drilling a well is a more costly or worthwhile endeavour than simply connecting to a public water supply. You’ll need to assess the risks involved: what are the chances of finding an inadequate water supply upon drilling or water of sub-par quality? What are the initial and ongoing costs of drilling and maintaining a well? How long do you have to wait before you can connect to a public water supply?

If you determine that the benefits of drilling a well outweigh the costs, then it’s time to do some research. Ask around: have your neighbours drilled any wells? Do they know of groundwater supplies? People are a great resource and source of information, so make sure you use them!

Save money by knowing the depth and yield of a water source before you drill so you don’t wind up paying for a dry well.

On the Record

American Water Surveyors does the research to determine which wells have been drilled in your area. How deep are they? What is the quality of the water? How much did it cost? The answers to these questions will most often indicate what you can expect to find on your own property. That said, results can vary widely in some areas. To cover your bases, then, for a more accurate estimation, have a seismoelectric survey conducted prior to drilling by American Water Surveyors.

Map It

We access geologic and topographic maps in addition to well-drilling records. Geologic maps will help us get a general idea of the location of aquifers, as well as the rock formations in your area. Topographic maps, on the other hand, will show the surface features of your area and their corresponding elevations, and can be used to strategically plot the location of your well. Consulting both types of maps will help you determine whether an area has sufficient groundwater to make drilling a well a viable option.

It’s important that you know which features, rock formations and elevations indicate the presence of clean groundwater. To this end, consult with a professional who understands geological surveying.

Get Permission

If you do decide to drill a well, make sure you drill it legally. Find out which permits you need to obtain before drilling and any associated regulations. You may have to check with both municipal and state agencies to ensure you have the right permits.

For more information on drilling wells, e-mail American Water Surveyors at info@wefindwater.com with any questions or concerns you may have. You can also visit our website at www.wefindwater.com or call us at 877-SEISMOI (734-7661). We are more than happy to respond to all of your inquiries and look forward to hearing from you!

October 12, 2015 at 8:34 am Comments (0)

What is a Groundwater Survey and How Can it Help You Save Money

Drilling for water is a difficult task, one that used to take days and weeks of educated guesses and pointless drillings to find precious underground water; and while finding these extraction sites is profitable and beneficial, the old business model was woefully inefficient. Hours of manpower were all wasted on best guess scenarios, without the certainty that these large operations would yield any results whatsoever. This has all changed thanks to seismic technology, a powerful way to survey and discover underground water sources that can save you money.Blog pic.png But what exactly is a groundwater survey? Simply put, it’s a powerful advancement in the field of earth observation, one that combines state-of-the-art technology with easy-to-use controls. Using seismic sound waves and precision-based detection hardware, deep pulses are generated within the ground. These pulses search for aquifers, underground layers of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or gravel, sand or silt that can be extracted by water wells. Each different kind of aquifer can be detected by this technology, and all this information is provided to you in an easy-to-understand format that details specific information, including the depth, thickness and permeability of the aquifer. From there, you can discover the likely water yield of each new discovery and determine if you want to drill for water in that location.

By using seismic sound waves, the seismo-electric technology shows you exactly where underground water is located, but with one significant advantage: you don’t have to go drilling before learning what’s underground. Instead, you can simply read and relate the information gathered by the software and make safe and effective choices on the likelihood of water being trapped underground. No more pointless drills in the dark, hoping to find something useful, and no more wasted man hours spent digging unnecessary holes. Instead, you can find useful aquifers quickly and effectively without the need to drill for certainty.

By combining easy-to-use equipment with powerful and accurate technology, you can focus your labor force on drillings that are more likely to yield results. Thanks to the technology of the seismo-electric system, you can look at water surveying in a completely new light. Instead of educated guesses and wasted hours looking for water that simply isn’t where you thought it was, you can now efficiently and accurately discover water sources before you drill. The result is a more efficient way of looking for water, and one that could show you exactly what you’re looking for long before anyone breaks ground. Learn more about the American Water Surveyors can help you find water by visiting American Water Surveyors online or call us at 877-734-7661, ext 1.

October 3, 2015 at 4:38 pm Comments (0)