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Tired of Drilling Dry Holes? Call a Water Finding Company Before you Drill

Summary: Drilling test wells in an attempt to locate groundwater can quickly become a costly enterprise, especially when you are constantly coming up with dry holes. If you are tired of wasting money on drilling, American Water Surveyors will help you find water before you begin to dig, saving you both time and money.

When you hire water well drillers to search for an appropriate location to dig for a well, drillers will get paid by the foot, whether they find water or not. As such, blindly drilling in search of water can quickly become an expensive task. Each dry hole that is discovered will cost you money, leading to more grief and frustration. If you are tired of paying for the dry holes being left behind by your water well drillers, American Water Surveyors can help you find water before you drill.

Finding Water Without Drilling Test Wells

If you have ever drilled a dry well, or a well that did not produce enough water to justify the cost, you know how time-consuming and expensive the process of finding water can be. Did you know that there is an alternative way of finding water before beginning to dig?

Have you just conjured up the image of someone with a Y-shaped twig or metal rods held in both hands, walking over the ground where the well water is likely to be found? No, we’re not talking about witchcraft here! American Water Surveyors uses the powers of science and technology to not only find water, but to calculate the depth and yield of the water source discovered. The transmissivity of water can be mapped from the surface, and yield can be estimated in gallons per minute or liters per second. Knowing these details before you dig can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars by avoiding the unnecessary cost procured by dry wells.

The Technology Behind Finding Water

The GF3500 seismoelectric survey instrument can detect electrical signals generated by the passage of seismic impulses through layered rocks, sediments and soils. There are very high signal to noise ratios achieved with this instrument, meaning that productivities are high. Approximately 20 sites can be surveyed by an operator in a day’s work. The depth from which these signals originate are estimated to determine the depth of the groundwater source.

The quality of the water source can also be estimated by studying the relationship between signal bandwidth and amplitude, and aquifer permeability. The GF3500 seismoelectric survey instrument is used in conjunction with a seismic source, which creates a sharp sound pulse. This sound pulse moves through porous and permeable aquifers. The signals gathered using this technology offer further information concerning the depth, thickness and quality of the aquifer, which is used to estimate the likely water yield from a borehole drilled at the survey site.

How American Water Surveyors Can Help You

We are dedicated to being the premier service provider in the water finding industry. We use state-of-the-art technology and the most recent advances in science to locate water and measure groundwater depths and yields. We assist a wide range of people and organizations, including ranchers and farmers, municipalities, homeowners, real estate developers, golf course developers, water well drillers and more. Our company is based in Texas, and our services are highly portable, allowing us to bring our services to you. We’ve completed over 600 ground water surveys across 21 states. If you would like more information or have any questions, call American Water Surveyors today at 1-877-SEISMO1, or 1-877-734-7661. We will find groundwater depth, yield and suitability prior to drilling, so that you never have to deal with drilling dry holes again!

August 29, 2017 at 7:44 pm Comments (0)

What you Need to Know about New Mexico Before you Drill for Water

Summary: By knowing a few key factors about New Mexico, you can increase your changes of a successful well dig on your first attempt.

Over 90 percent of the water supply in Mexico comes from ground water. This ground water is replenished by precipitation, both immediate and historical. Some of the water contained in the underground aquifers is hundreds of years old. Out of the annual precipitation, 97 percent is consumed by plants or evaporates. It is easy to see how water conservation is so important in New Mexico. It is also easy to see how important it is to know exactly where to drill, the first time, in order to get the best functioning well for your area. The cost of drilling a water well increases when you encounter unexpected issues or predicaments. The more knowledge you have before you drill, the more money you will save during the process.

Artisan Aquifers

An artesian aquifer is an aquifer that contains water that is under constant pressure. When you are drilling for a well and tap into one of these aquifers, you create a new opening for the pressure to release. The result is water that rises to the surface quite readily. The water flow on these types of wells are controlled through the structure that is placed over drilled well. These wells are more costly to drill then the traditional water well. If you accidently encounter and artisan aquifer while drilling, you can see a dramatic increase in the overall cost for your well drilling site and completion.

Permits and Licenses

All permits and licenses need to be obtained prior to drilling your underground well. Permits will expire one year after being granted. If your well is not completed during this time frame, you will need to apply for a new permit.   If are you unsure about the area where you will be drilling, you can apply for an exploratory permit. If your drill is successful, you can then apply for a permit to use the well. Each additional permit applied for will increase your overall cost to drill your well.

There are required distances around previous structures that must be adhered to when drilling a new ground water well. It is important to be familiar with these distance requirements before you start the physical process of drilling your well. It is illegal to drill a water well in New Mexico if you are not a licensed well driller. While you are allowed to repair and maintain the pump on your own well, you must hire a licensed well driller to drill and construct the initial structure.

Well Placement

The location of your well is extremely important. You will want a drinking water well to be located in close proximity to your home. An irrigation well should have easy access to your crops and fields. All wells need to be in an area where its access is regularly maintained. There is a delicate balance between finding a good location for your well and drilling a well above a good flowing aquifer. A good well will be a good flowing well with a high yield of water, but still be located within a close distance to its intended area. A successful driller is a drill that finds this type of well on the first attempt.

We help you achieve this type of success by locating the best spot to drill and finding the depth and yield of the water. By knowing where to drill and what to expect, you can have that successfully drilled well on the first attempt. At American Water Surveyors, that is the type of result we love to see. Why spend extra money on unforeseen circumstances? Let us show you the best spot to drill your well, on the first attempt.

August 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm Comments (0)

Three Tips to Avoid Drilling a Dry Well

Summary: Before you plan to drill for a new well, it is wise to conduct a groundwater survey on your property. Rather than potentially drilling a series of dry wells in an attempt to hit water, seismoelectric technology will tell you the depth and yield of the groundwater, before the drillers arrive.

Unless you live in a densely populated area, you may rely upon aquifers, or groundwater, to produce clean, fresh water via wells. The last thing that you want to do if you are drilling a well is to discover too late that the well is dry. There are precautions that you can take in order to avoid drilling a dry well, which will save you valuable time and money. If your only source of clean, fresh drinking water is groundwater, be sure to follow these three tips to avoid drilling in an area that does not produce a large enough water yield.

  1. Find Water Before You Begin Drilling

When you hire water well drillers, they get paid by the foot, whether they find water or not. This is not the ideal situation to be in when digging for a new well, as you can spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars, with little to show for it. Drilling test wells or dry wells is not cost-effective, nor is it the easiest option. If you are planning for a new well, consider conducting a groundwater survey on your property instead. Seismoelectrics is the best technique to find groundwater, for more cost-conscious well users. By comparing the cost of drilling one dry well to the cost of a groundwater survey, you can quickly see which is the most affordable method of finding water.

  1. Know the Depth and Yield of Your Groundwater

Advanced seismoelectric survey instruments allow water well seekers to detect water. The transmissivity of water can be mapped from the surface, and the yield is estimated in gallons per minute or liters per second. Seismic exploration sees the fluids in rock and soil, therefore geology, water tables, and area water well logs are all considered during the groundwater survey. The GF3500 seismoelectric survey instrument is just one tool used during the exploration of groundwater sources. This instrument detects electrical signals, generated by the passage of seismic impulses through layered rocks, sediments and soils. The depth from which the signals originate, as well as the quality of the aquifer, can also be estimated. Today’s highly technological practices of finding groundwater produces much more reliable and credible results.

  1. Only Trust the Best in Water Surveying Technology

In the past, it was believed that the only way to find groundwater was by using a “water witch” or “dowser”, who were basically magicians. Holding a Y-shaped twig or metal rods held in both hands, with one branch facing downwards, the diviner walks over the spot where groundwater is likely to be discovered. If the twig wavers or drops down, the water source is reputed to be below. Rather than relying on magic, the most effective method for locating groundwater supplies before you begin to drill is based in science. Not all water well companies have the same level of expertise. American Water Surveyors is dedicated to being the premier service provider in the water finding industry. We have completed over 600 ground water surveys in 21 states. We use the world’s most cutting-edge technology to measure both groundwater depths and yields. Contact us today to learn more.

August 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm Comments (4)