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How Texas Gets its Water (and Why You Need a Water Finding Company Before You Drill a Well in this State)

Summary: Finding water in Texas is much like finding water in other states, but it is important to know who to trust when finding a reliable source of groundwater. American Water Surveyors offers a cost-effective method of finding water that will produce long-lasting results.

Are you looking to drill a water well in the State of Texas? Before you do, you should contact American Water Surveyors. Having completed over 640 groundwater surveys in 22 states, we are qualified and experienced in the art of finding water.


How Texas Gets its Water

There are a few different sources of water in Texas. Water can either be collected from the surface (such as from rivers, lakes, or streams), from groundwater (accessed by wells that tap into aquifers), or a mix of surface and groundwater, rainwater, or springs.

The treatment needed in order to make that water safe to drink differs between regions and the method of collection used. By understanding where your water comes from, you will be able to better protect the quality and quantity of your water source and protect it from contaminants.

When it comes down to it, drilling water wells in Texas is no different than water well drilling in New Mexico, but you will still need a basic understanding of how a well is constructed and what questions to ask your driller before any drilling begins.

Find Water Before You Drill in Texas

Drilling for fresh water can be an expensive and time-consuming process. Whether you are already planning on drilling water wells in Texas or are looking at Texas drilling companies, consider having American Water Surveyors conduct an affordable groundwater survey on your property before you begin.

We have been hired not only by our clients directly, but have also assisted New Mexico well drillers, Texas well drillers, and water well drillers in other states, prior to any actual drilling taking place. Knowing the depth and yield before you drill a water well can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. It’s important to keep in mind that water well drillers get paid by the foot whether they find water or not. In comparison to this, our water finding services cost far less than drilling test wells or dry wells.

American Water Surveyors use the world’s leading technology to measure groundwater depths and yields from the surface, assisting a wide range of people including ranchers and farmers, municipalities, homeowners, real estate developers and golf course developers.

Find Water in Texas

No matter where you live, there is a universal need for clean water. It’s only big cities and densely populated areas have piped water. Everywhere else, aquifers (also known as groundwater) are often what provide clean, fresh water.

If you need a water finding company anywhere in the state of Texas, we can help. The only real, effective method of finding a groundwater source is through physics and seismoelectric technology. Our methods will not only save you time and money, they will also ensure that you have a reliable source of clean water for years to come.

Contact American Water Surveyors at 1-877-SEISMO1 (734-7661) or info@wefindwater.com to find out more or to request a quote.

January 30, 2019 at 12:49 pm Comments (0)

The Advantages of Digging Deeper When Finding Water

Summary: When it comes to drilling for a well, it’s important to drill deep in order to ensure that even during times of drought, you have access to clean groundwater sources. American Water Surveyors can help by finding not just a water source, but one deep enough for your current and future needs.

If you have ever had to dig a well, then you are all too familiar with how frustrating the process can be. It is a common practice to hire drillers, who will begin by drilling a series of test wells in order to find a groundwater source. The problem with this method is that drillers get paid by the foot, regardless of whether or not they hit water. This means that even after destroying your property by attempting to drill a series of unsuccessful dry wells, drillers would still get paid. Finding groundwater sources using this method can be costly and unsuccessful.

The Importance of Drilling Deep

Finding water with a test drill doesn’t always solve the problem. The trouble with some groundwater sources is that if they are too shallow, the water will dry up quickly if there is a drought or another issue that risks your groundwater yield.

If you are using a driller to locate your well, they unfortunately will not be able to tell you how deep or rich your groundwater source is upon finding it. Knowing the depth and yield before you drill a water well can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

American Water Surveyors is dedicated to being the premier service provider in the water-finding industry. We use the world’s leading edge technology to measure groundwater depths and yields. The transmissivity of water can be mapped from the surface, and yield can be estimated in gallons per minute or liters per second. By using our techniques, you will know exactly what you’re getting, before you drill. There are no surprises when you use this technology prior to digging your well.

The Growth of Water Surveying

When the modern oil industry grew in the early twentieth century, drilling was replaced by gravity, and then seismic surveying as its principal exploration methods. The seismic surveying used in the oil industry reduced exploration costs tenfold and oil exploration and development companies rapidly grew richer.

Unfortunately, seismic surveying is not as commonly used in the groundwater industry, which is still largely dominated by drillers, and by water dousing or witching, also known as divining. Skeptics have largely discounted these non-scientific methods of finding water wells, as today’s highly technological practices produce much more reliable and credible results.

American Water Surveyors use state-of-the art technology to find the best water available. Using portable discovery and drilling equipment, our water well surveyors have been bringing our services to many states throughout the southern USA and are able to travel to many other locations.

How American Water Surveyors Find Water

At American Water Surveyors, we help farmers, municipalities, homeowners, real estate developers, golf course developers, water well drillers, as well as anyone else who requires well locating or completion planning. Drilling can be effective, but it is a costly exploration method. You run a risk when you choose to drill prior to doing a water survey from the surface. The only way that you can be sure that you will have a deep well and a lasting water source is to survey the surface before you drill. Seismic exploration, which sees the fluids in rock and soil, can reduce drilling expenses dramatically when compared to methods in earlier use.Contact American Water Surveyors today to find out how you can achieve a deep well and a lasting water source.

January 13, 2019 at 11:11 am Comments (0)

American Water Surveyors Assists Wildlife Conservation Ranchers Video

Mr. Steve Coale shares his experience he had with our company finding water on his ranch in Montana and how important it was to his wildlife conservation project as an absentee landowner.  If you would like to contact American Water Surveyors about finding groundwater prior to drilling a water well on your property you can reach us at 877-734-7661, ext 1. Or visit our website wefindwater.com for more information about our services.

The link for the video is: https://vimeo.com/307360446
The focus in showcasing the conservation work by landowners includes the following:
1. Capture the vision of the landowner and what he or she wants to accomplish by balancing conservation with other activities, including livestock operations.
2. Note the successes and challenges regarding conservation work to date and work that is underway.
3. Document the changes that have taken place since the purchase of the property (wildlife friendly fencing, crops, forestry efforts, riparian restoration, fencing cattle out of the river, etc.)
4. Provide tips to other landowners, allowing them to leverage what has been learned.
5. Follow-up in five years to document the changes since the last spotlight. This ends up being a very important archival of conservation work on the ranch which will add tremendous value to the ranch.
If you’re also a landowner who would be interested in having the conservation work you are doing documented through video you can contact Mr. David Neils, Wild Nature Media for more information.
January 9, 2019 at 1:24 pm Comments (0)

Water: It is Now a Commodity When It Should be a Right

Summary: Water is no longer viewed as a right throughout much of the world. Due to the effects of climate change, erratic weather patterns, and the lack of water sustainability in regions like the Middle East, water is quickly becoming a commodity.

Most Western people take water for granted, due to the ease of access to water in North America. Unfortunately, water is a much more valuable resource in other parts of the world, including the Middle East. Although water should be a right, it has become a commodity throughout much of the world, as a result of its scarcity.

Drought in the Middle East

Countries like Jordan rely heavily on underground aquifers for their water, but this level of dependence is dangerous, as it makes Jordan vulnerable to anything that happens upstream of the Jordan River. What is also problematic is that Jordan is drawing 200 percent more water than is sustainable, which means that they are quickly drying up their only source of water and nearly guaranteeing that their country will be faced with drought. For a country in the Middle East that regularly experiences a hot, desert climate, the threat of drought is absolutely devastating. Water scarcity is directly related to food scarcity, which can lead to crime, violence, or even war. External threats like climate change, erratic weather patterns and the lack of water sustainability in regions like the Middle East have turned water into a commodity – and a valuable one at that.

Polluted Water Supplies

Even in areas where there is water to drink, locals cannot even be sure that it is safe. In Basra Governorate, which is south of Iraq, there have been over 100,000 cases of poisoning reported as a result of people drinking polluted and salty water. Tens of thousands of fish have also died due to an unidentified disease in the Euphrates River, which is south of Baghdad. Although many people are demanding that their governments find a solution to this problem or analyze their current water sources, not much has been done.

It is for these reasons that it is so important to find a deep, reliable source of groundwater when you choose to drill your own well. Thankfully, American Water Surveyors can help you determine where to dig, as well as the quality of groundwater available to you through our products and services.

Contact American Water Surveyors Today

People who don’t live in urban areas where clean water is piped in need to have access to well water that is safe to drink. However, water well drillers often depend on antiquated or guesswork methods to determine where water may be found. When you decide to dig your own well, make sure that you get it right the first time by contacting American Water Surveyors before you begin. Our water finding services take the guesswork away for drillers, and this can save you thousands of dollars. We use state-of-the-art technology to provide our clients with the important service of finding groundwater depth, yields, and suitability, prior to costly drilling. The technology that we implement into our groundwater surveys has been successfully used for over a decade to determine the location, depth, yield, and flow of groundwater sources. Contact American Water Surveyors today by emailing info@wefindwater.com or calling us at 1-877-SEISMO1 (734-7661) to request additional information.

January 1, 2019 at 11:20 am Comments (0)