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Where’s the Best Spot to Put a Well When You Live Next to a Feedlot?

Summary: Digging a well near a feedlot can be very risky if you do not leave it up to a professional to locate a safe spot to dig. In order to avoid the risk of contamination in your water, call American Water Surveyors for help.

If you live outside of the city, you are likely dependent on well water. However, what happens when you have to dig a well when you live near a feedlot? American Water Surveyors is here to help!

What to Consider When Placing a Well Near a Feedlot

There are a lot of factors to consider when digging a well, especially when that well is located in close proximity to a feedlot. It’s imperative to maintain a safe distance between wells and any contamination sources that may exist in the area. Farm animal feedlots are a source of contamination for your well as they can lead to manure and fertilizer discharge, which can contaminate the surrounding natural environment. Depending on each individual situation, there is a distance that must be measured and maintained between any feedlot and the well that you are looking to dig.

How to Locate the Perfect Spot for a Well

Now that you know to maintain your distance from the feedlot, you are ready to set up the well, right? Unfortunately, no. There are many factors to consider before beginning to dig, and American Water Surveyors can assist you with all of them. If you pay a well driller to come out and dig you a test well, did you know that they may never hit water? Water well drillers actually get paid by the foot, whether they find water or not! Their job is simply to dig, and that is what they do. Unlike water well drillers, American Water Surveyors has created a simple and straightforward method of finding water, all without digging. We can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars with our technology. Through the use of seismic surveying instruments and physics, we not only locate groundwater supplies in advance of drilling – we are also able to measure groundwater depths and yields. The transmissivity of water can be mapped from the surface, while yield can be estimated in gallons per minute or liters per second. Seismoelectrics is the technique of choice for all cost-conscious groundwater users.

Contact Us Today for More

At American Water Surveyors, we pride ourselves on being the premier service provider in the water finding industry. We have completed over 640 groundwater surveys in 22 states, including: Texas, Arizona, Kansas, Montana, Alabama, Tennessee, Wyoming, and Maryland. No matter where you are located in the United States, we will come to you. If you need to install a groundwater well in proximity to a feedlot, you cannot afford to take any chances. With the help of American Water Surveyors, you will not only find groundwater – we will locate a source of safe, fresh groundwater that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.

September 20, 2018 at 6:44 pm Comments (0)

What to do if Your Well Runs Out of Water

Summary: If you depend on well water, you cannot afford to let your well run dry. The best way to avoid a dry well is to ensure that you drill deep into an aquifer the first time.

Many people who live beyond the big city limits rely on well water to provide them and their family with fresh, safe water to drink. In a developed country, it can be easy to fall into the habit of taking water for granted, but have you ever stopped to think about what might happen if your well runs dry?

Can Your Well Run Out of Water?

If your well has been correctly drilled, it can last your family a lifetime, but it is possible for a well to run dry. This often happens with wells that are too shallow. If a well is not drilled deep enough, it may only be a water table well. These wells are influenced greatly by the amount of rain that falls, as these shallow water tables are dependent upon rain to replace what water has been depleted. If there is a period of drought in your area, you will run the risk of running out of water.

One of the best ways to combat a dry well is to drill deeper in an attempt to locate a more stable source of water. By doing so, water well drillers are looking for an aquifer that will not be as easily affected by a lack of rainfall.

However, you can simply avoid all of this hassle by ensuring that you drill a deep well to begin with! By calling a water finding company, instead of depending on a shallow water table well that could run dry any time it fails to rain, you can enjoy a steady stream of water from a deep well.

How Do Water Finding Companies Make a Difference?

Water finding companies, like American Water Surveyors, are able to measure groundwater depths and yields from the surface, before locating the perfect spot to dig. In contrast, water well drillers often get paid by the foot as they dig, regardless of whether or not they hit water. Water finding companies don’t only look for sources of water – they look for the best sources. American Water Surveyors uses the latest in technology to assist farmers, municipalities, developers, and homeowners alike find the best water sources on their properties. By doing so, you will feel assured that your water source will last for years to come, even during a dry season. A deep well in a confined aquifer has a much better chance of containing water during a dry spell than a water table well ever could.

Contact American Water Surveyors Today

Make sure that you and your family have continuous access to fresh, clean well water by contacting American Water Surveyors for your water finding needs. We are dedicated to being the premier service provider in the water finding industry. We can map the transmissivity of water from the surface and estimate yield in gallons per minute or liters per second. We ensure that your well is deep within the ground, so that you can depend on your aquifer for a long time. Email us at info@wefindwater.com or call us at 1-877-SEISMO1 (734-7661) to find out more.

September 7, 2018 at 6:20 pm Comments (0)