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Finding Water Before you Drill in Oklahoma

Drilling a groundwater well takes both skill and knowledge. Not just knowledge of the equipment being used, but also knowledge of the area and the signs of where to look for a successful well site.

Simple signs such as permanent vegetation in an otherwise barren area can indicate a water source not far underground. Regardless of if you are paying for a well to be dug or are digging it yourself, you can save both time and money by knowing where to successfully drill your well on the first attempt.


Even though wells are now tapped directly to your home, the closer your well is to your home, the more convenient it will be for you. This being said, there are still certain distances a well needs to be away from a building. Convenience becomes even more necessary for standalone wells that will be manually operated. If you are drilling a well for livestock or agriculture, you will want your well located within a reasonable distance from where you need to water supply to be used. There is a fine balance between placing a well in a convenient location and still having it drilled directly into a good water supply.


Surface contamination has a big effect on underground water resources. While the ground does act as a natural filter, factors such contaminants or changes in rainfall will affect both the quality and the taste of the water from your well. Agriculture feedlots and industrial buildings contain large amounts of contaminants that mix with rainwater. These contaminants soak into the ground, entering the underground aquifers and your well water. Even outhouses or other drilled wells can pose a risk to purity of your water. Certain steps can be taken to minimize contamination risks by carefully positioning the drilled wells around these types of hazards.


The type of aquifer that you will be drilling into will determine how well your water supply will work. Some aquifers will dry up in during certain times of the year, which will result in a non-productive well. It is extremely important to know the type of rock the aquifer is made of and the history of the water supply running through it. A good well would be drilled directly in an aquifer that has a consistent and full supply of water.

Knowing where to drill a groundwater well is just as important as knowing how to drill it. By having the knowledge of the water beneath you, you minimize the risk and extra expense of a failed or dry well.

At American Water Surveyors, we specialize in finding water. This knowledge about your water supply will help ensure that your well is drilled properly, the first time. Our advanced equipment helps to quickly and efficiently locate the best possible areas for you to drill. wefindwater.com

May 31, 2017 at 11:17 am Comments (0)

The Benefits of a Water Finding Company

When it comes to finding water, we have come a long way as a society. We used to rely on fairly primitive technology, even up until a few decades ago, but the modern water finding company is transforming this important practice. If you cannot connect to a local water supply and need to find a clean, safe and reliable water source on your land, you need to call a professional water finding company. Here are just a few reasons why they can help you find the water you need.

  1. They Have the Latest Technology

When it comes to finding water hidden deep underground, the best water finding companies use the latest technology. While holding a stick out and “divining” water may have been popular a few hundred years ago, today, water finding companies use sound waves and electronic pulses to discover water underground. With their technology, they can send pulses deep underground and read what is underneath your feet, and when they discover a source of water, they can determine its size and reliability without digging up your land.

Many of the best water finding companies are using the GF3500 seismoelectric survey instrument. It has better, more accurate readings than most comparable equipment, and it’s portable, making it ideal for rural projects.

  1. They Can Save Your Land

Speaking of the latest water finding technology, it also helps reduce the amount of digging required to find water on your land. As a result, your land won’t be dug up repeatedly in the hopes that water will be discovered. Instead, the well drillers will know exactly where to dig without having to drill dry wells or exploratory holes.

  1. They Will Save You Money

With less digging, your land will not only stay more picturesque, it will also help you save money. Less digging means less labor and, as a result, less money out of your pocket spent on possible water sources. Thanks to the latest technology, water finding companies are actually reducing their costs and increasing their efficiency, helping more people find the water supplies they need for much less money than even a few years ago.

  1. The Sources are Often More Reliable

Thanks to modern water finding techniques, the underground sources being discovered are often of a higher quality and reliability than older sources. That means your water well could last longer and provide a cleaner, safer supply than what was possible as little as a decade ago.

At the end of the day, water finding companies can help you discover a clean, reliable source of water on your land. They can do it quickly, efficiently, with little intrusion on your property, and at a much lower cost than you may imagine. If you cannot connect to a local water supply and are in need of water on your land, then be sure to call an experienced water finding company. They can help you find the right source that will meet your needs, and exceed your expectations.

May 19, 2017 at 7:52 am Comments (0)

What to Know Before you Drill for Water in Nebraska

Water drilling regulations vary by State. It is important that you are familiar with the drilling regulations for your local area. Failure to follow these regulations can result in hefty fines and penalties. Not knowing your local regulations prior to drilling will not be taken into account if you are being penalized.

Nebraska contains the largest aquifer in the United States. The Ogallala Aquifer, also known as the High Plains Aquifer, covers almost all of the underground surface of Nebraska, as well as portions of another seven states. This well-used aquifer provides ground water to over 80 percent of the population living in the High Plains area. Drilling regulations for this aquifer must be adhered too, to both monitor and preserve the use of this valuable resource.

If you drill for water in the State of Nebraska, you are required to register your well. Registration information includes, but is not limited to, well depth, well location and ground sediment. Well contractors are responsible for registering any ground water wells that they dig. Private property well owners are responsible for registering any wells dug on their land prior to 1993 that had not been registered. Wells must be dug at least 600 feet away from any well owned by another private owner. Wells must be at least 1,000 feet away from commercial or industrial wells or public water supply.

The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources keeps an updated database of wells. The database is available for public use. If you need information on your well, this is a great place to start. Any changes to wells, including change of ownership, once registered, must be updated with the Department of Natural Resources by writing. The fees collected from well registration go towards a cost sharing program for decommissioning ground water wells.

In addition to drilling regulations, there are requirements for the well itself. The Well Water Standards program provides onsite well inspections for compliance with drilled water wells. There is a strict standard of materials and drilling processes that must be followed for both the safety of the contractors and the land owners, as well as the protection of the surrounding environment. Well material requirements must be known and followed in order for compliance to be achieved.

Keeping informed of the drilling and well requirements can be a full time job. Knowing where to drill, how to drill and what papers to file can be a daunting process before the drilling even commences. This is a job best left to those that do it for a living. At American Water Surveyors, we specialize in locating underground water and showing the best areas to drill. Before you drill, contact us for our specialized water finding services. We can help make this daunting task a simple and easy process.

May 9, 2017 at 3:43 pm Comments (0)