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Here’s How to Avoid Drilling a Dry Well in Texas

Summary: Drilling a dry well in Texas is a waste of time and money. Here are tips on how to avoid such a disaster.

Dry wells, and recently dug wells that do not have water or have unexpectedly stopped producing water, are terribly frustrating. Not only does digging that well take time but, when it dries up, all the money and effort feels like it was for nothing; and truthfully, it feels that way because it was a waste. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to avoid drilling a dry well in Texas. Here are a few such tips that can help you save time and money, and help you get a reliable water source for years to come.

  1. Learn Where the Water is Underground

This may seem like a no-brainer, but drilling for a proper well is much easier when you know the location of the water hidden underground. Finding this information can actually be a lot more complicated. Finding water is more than simply digging into the ground and hoping to hit water. It often takes scanning and surveying equipment to make the proper, educated guesses.

The guess-and-check method of finding water is one of the reasons why traditional well diggers charge by the foot rather than charging on whether or not they find water. They are often equipped with the proper equipment to make a working well structure, but rarely are properly equipped with the technology and experience to ensure those wells actually produce water.

  1. Understand What’s Beneath Your Feet

The right surveying equipment, accompanied by the latest in seismoelectric survey technology, can change the uncertainty of well digging into an almost guarantee. Water surveyors can actually measure the distance down and potential yield of a hidden underground water source with incredible certainty.

Seismoelectric surveying equipment, like the GF3500 used by American Water Surveyors, has an incredible ability to read what is hidden beneath our feet. By sending out vibrations through the ground, it can provide an accurate picture of the earth below, especially as it relates to underground water sources. These results are crucial in the efficient digging of wells, helping you spend less on unnecessary digging.

  1. Hire Qualified Water Surveyors in Texas

One of the last steps in well digging is the hiring of qualified, experienced well diggers who also use the latest technology to improve water locating. Without the right water surveying company, well diggers are often left to guess-and-check, which results in lost time and money on unnecessary digging and refilling. Fortunately, water surveyors help turn guesses into certainties. By hiring them, you can help control costs and have a well that has the depth, flow and longevity you need.

When it comes to drilling dry wells in Texas, the best course of action is to call in a professional water surveying company. Armed with the latest technology and the right expertise, they are able to pinpoint exactly where reliable sources of water hidden underground. That way, you will spend far less time and money drilling for dry wells and have a well that provides a reliable, consistent water supply for years to come.

Don’t take chances on drilling a dry well in Texas. Contact American Water Surveyors before you call the well drillers, and know exactly where the water is hiding.

November 1, 2017 at 9:20 am
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  • November 28, 2017 at 4:39 pmJerry

    I a located in Nolan County TX and am interested in finding how much the cost of doing the seismic to find water on my small tract of land (65 ac).

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