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The Private Well Owner’s Guide to Finding Water Before You Call the Well Drillers

Summary: Finding groundwater sources does not have to be a costly and time-consuming process. By harnessing the power of physics, American Water Surveyors can conduct a groundwater survey on your property, before you call the well drillers. By doing so, you can avoid paying for dry wells, and will know the approximate depth and yield of your new private well.

If you live outside of the city, chances are you rely on aquifers, or groundwater, to access fresh, clean water. Before you consider calling water well drillers, it is a good idea to conduct a groundwater survey first. Not only will this save you time, but conducting a groundwater survey can save you a considerable amount of money. Water well drillers get paid by the foot, whether they find water or not. At American Water Surveyors, our water finding services cost far less than repeatedly drilling test wells.

How to Find Water Without Drilling

When you consider finding water without drilling test wells, what comes to mind? Are you picturing someone wandering around your property, holding a Y-shaped twig or a pair of metal rods? Water witching is probably the only form of magic still believed in by a large proportion of today’s adult population in the West. A “water witch” is simply a magician, claiming to have the divine powers of determining where to drill at a particular location. Skeptics have largely discounted non-scientific methods of finding water, as today’s highly technological practices produce much more reliable and credible results. At American Water Surveyors, we believe the only effective method for locating groundwater supplies in advance of the drilling is based upon physics, not magic. The science behind seismoelectrics allows us to find groundwater, without magic and without drilling holes all across your land.

Understanding Seismoelectrics Technology

Seismoelectrics allows American Water Surveyors to locate groundwater, without drilling costly test wells. This method of locating fresh, clean water is much more dependable than any technique that came before, and also does more than simply locating water sources. The GF3500 seismoelectric survey instrument detects electrical signals generated by the passage of seismic impulses through layered rocks, sediments and soils. The depths from which these signals originated can also be estimated with this technology. When the GF3500 seismoelectric survey instrument is used in conjunction with a seismic source, our teams can determine the quality of seismoelectric data by studying such factors as power line noise field strength, source coupling and receiver coupling. All of our equipment is portable, allowing us to travel across the country for our clients. Geology, water tables and area water well logs are all considered during the groundwater survey. What does all of this mean? By conducting a groundwater survey, you will do much more than simply locate the groundwater sources on your property. Utilizing seismoelectrics technology, we will map the transmissivity of water from the surface and estimate its yield in gallons per minute or liters per second.

Begin Your Own Groundwater Survey Today!

You and your family deserve access to safe, clean drinking water, without breaking the bank. Before calling the well drillers, allow American Water Surveyors to find that water for you. Knowing the depth, yield and suitability of your groundwater sources will save you valuable time and money, while providing you and your family with the information that you need to begin the drilling process. We will come to you, regardless of where in the United States you live. To get started, fill out our online form, call us at 1-877-SEISMO1 (734-7661), or email us at info@wefindwater.com today!

October 2, 2017 at 2:55 pm Comments (0)

The Real Reasons Why You Should Call a Water Finding Company in Kansas

Summary: Drilling for wells is complicated and expensive, unless you work with a professional water finding company. Here’s how they can save you money and help you get the water you need.

Kansas is a beautiful state with plenty of open land. As people start to move further into rural areas, many are faced with needing to find a well for their water needs. While well-finding has become easier over the years and decades, it still takes time, effort and expertise to find an ideal underground water source. That is why you will need a professional water finding company to help you find the right location for your will in Kansas.

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a professional water finding company before you drill a well in Kansas.

  1. Time

The latest well finding technology is truly amazing. Using sound-waves that pulsate deep into the ground, the tech can find water below layers of rock and dirt, and assess its potential for being a reliable well, without even digging into the ground. Modern water surveying is non-invasive and incredibly accurate, helping you find the right water source much, much faster than the traditional digging method. Since time is usually a top priority in finding a reliable well, it is always a better bet to go with a professional water finding company.

  1. Money

Saving time goes beyond convenience. The latest water finding technology also helps you save money. Less digging and more concrete water source detection means less labor costs overall, and those savings are put right back in your pocket. Basically, well creation can be an expensive endeavor, which is why it is important to mitigate costs wherever you can. Luckily, saving money on water finding is also the most efficient and effective means of finding a reliable well source, and since they can find more reliable sources faster, you will likely need to drill for a new well less often, saving you money now and down the road.

  1. Quality

Well quality is extremely important in well finding. Not only does the source need to provide for years to come, it needs to be a consistent source of water that meets you needs now and into the future. Finally, it needs to be of a certain quality to ensure safety for you and your family. Professional water finding companies can help you track down a source that is long-lasting, consistent and safe, and recommend ways to ensure your well lasts for as long as possible. Without professional consultation, your well could dry up, give inconsistent supplies of water, or end up being harmful. That is why you need to put the water coming into your homes in the hands of professionals.

Finding water for a well in Kansas can be expensive but there are ways to help control the costs. Calling in the professionals is one of the best ways to start finding your next well. Armed with the latest technology and trained to find reliable sources of water before breaking ground, professional water finding companies are the safest, fastest, and most affordable way to find a place to dig a well in Kansas. American Water Surveyors is that company. In business for over 10 years with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, we can help. Call us 877-734-7661 ext 1.

September 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm Comments (0)

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 (2)

The Challenges of Drilling for Water in Colorado

Summary: Colorado has its own unique set of challenges when it comes to drilling a water well.

The quest for water has always been a vitally important one. However, drilling for water has its own set of challenges. Thankfully these challenges are easily and effectively resolved through a qualified water finding company if you live in Colorado.

Here is what Colorado residents need to know before they call in the well drillers.

Water is not Unlimited

Colorado’s underground water is supplied by four major aquifers. These aquifers are accessed by drilled wells.  As more and more wells are drilled, the water supply is being used faster than it can be replenished. This dropping underground water level makes it more challenging to locate a constant water supply on the first drill. Drilling multiple wells becomes very costly, time consuming and even dangerous to the underground aquifer. The Denver Basin aquifer, for example, supplies four aquifers, which is a major source of water for South Metro Denver. Each of these aquifers vary in depth and supply. The water in the lowest level of some of the deeper aquifers is estimated to be over 50 million years old.

Conservation Laws are In Effect

The well-known High Plains Aquifer is replenished by precipitation. It is a highly used aquifer that sees a significant water level drop when precipitation levels are low. Conservation methods have been put into place to reduce the damage done to this aquifer. If you have a well that feeds from this aquifer, you may be subject to a reduced water flow during the dry season.

What’s in your Water

When an underground water level drops, different minerals and contaminants are introduced into the water supply. A low water table will have concentrated levels of minerals or even new minerals that are released at lower ground levels. In addition to this, some aquifers are supplied by surface water. A sudden rainfall or water increase above ground will increase contaminates that seep into the ground and into your water supply. Being close to an industrial area, agricultural area or even near to public wells will affect the quality of your water. History also plays a part in your water as previous gas stations or agricultural grounds may still have contaminates that are feeding into your water supply.

Drilling for water in Colorado brings up a unique set of challenges. Not knowing where to drill will cost you time and money. Avoided the hassles by knowing where to drill, before you start. At American Water Surveyors, we specialize in these situations. We use our state-of-the-art equipment, combined with our specialized knowledge to give you specific information on exactly where to drill. Before you drill, talk to us. One call can save you money in avoiding dry well or non-compliant drilling, and will ensure that both your family and future generations have water for the lifetime of your well.

July 24, 2017 at 6:33 pm Comments (0)

Advancements in Water Finding Technology

Summary: A brief history of water finding methods shows that in the past, they have been more about faith and need, rather than science. This article discusses why we have believed some methods that never really provided relevant information.

Water is essential and without it, we cannot sustain life on our planet. It is so essential to life that today’s scientists and space explorers know to look for water before they look for life. In fact, whenever man wanted to expand his horizons beyond where they knew, they begin by searching for water. If it is not obvious above ground, we have searched and drilled below ground, with a fair amount of success. For a thousand years or more, we had no proven method, until our technology caught up.

The main thing about searching for water is that it can be expensive, and time consuming. It can also be damaging to the land to continuously drill and not go deep enough, or to just miss the water, or to have the water be inadequate when it is found. People have always tried to make this process a little bit easier by trying to drill for water where the water is, which means having a pretty good idea of its location breaking the ground.

One of the oldest methods was divining, also known as water witching, or dowsing. That method has always been controversial since it seems to work now and then, but there is no scientific evidence behind it. The skeptic’s explanation is that there is enough water underground for it to work most of the time. Another reasonable explanation is that the muscles in the arms of the diviner become tired especially after carrying the Y-shaped stick in an uncomfortable way. Often, the presence of water can be reasonably assumed by the type of vegetation growing above ground.

What cannot be assumed however, even if the prediction of water turns out to be accurate, is the amount of water underground and how deep the source may be. So without any scientific evidence to support dowsing, and without any specific information on quantity or quality, why do people continue to use it? Because water drilling is costly and it gives a bit of comfort to have at least a best guess before drilling. Fortunately, because it continued to be important, human beings have continued to look for better methods for finding the water, and better technology for bringing it out of the ground.

American Water Surveyors uses one of these methods, designed for the twenty-first century, not the fourteenth. We use computer software, seismoelectric pulses, cables and electrodes, all of which fits nicely on the back of a pickup truck. Get a groundwater survey down before you drill. The equipment sends signals into the ground that return detailed information on the presence of water. More than that, however, the survey can also give details about the amount of water, the speed of the flow and the years that it will last. There is no better way to be sure of finding water before you start to drill.

Call American Water Surveyors and find out about our method of finding water before you call in the drillers. We can save you a lot of money since you won’t drill a dry well, and we give a logical, and scientific explanation for where your water is located.

July 11, 2017 at 1:48 pm Comments (0)

Finding Water Before you Drill a Well in Kansas

If you are interested in drilling a well in Kansas, it is important to know the best place to drill, before you begin. Doing the proper research before you begin can mean hundreds or even thousands of dollars saved. With the techniques used by American Water Surveyors, you can determine the depth and yield before you even begin to drill. The only other way to drill is to simply hire someone to dig, without first taking the necessary precautions to ensure that you hit water. When you pay someone to drill a water well, they are paid by the foot as they dig, regardless of whether or not they actually hit water. It is only by planning ahead that you can avoid spending money on a well that will not even yield you the water that you are seeking. American Water Surveyors will find water for you, before you begin to dig. Our service costs much less than it would cost to drill a series of test wells or dry wells, in an attempt to find water.

Finding Water Before Drilling

Drilling for fresh ground water can be an expensive, uncertain and time-consuming process. By planning before you dig, it can lessen some of the confusion surrounding this ordeal. If you are trying to dig a water well in Kansas, American Water Surveyors can conduct an affordable groundwater survey on your property. Using advanced seismoelectric survey instruments allows us to detect water, including the depth and the anticipated yield of the water that we discover.

Geology, water tables, and area water well logs are all used to determine the best areas for drilling. Seismic exploration allows surveyors to see the fluids within rock and soil, which greatly reduces drilling expenses, as compared to other methods of exploration.

The GF3500 seismoelectric survey instrument is one of the tools used in the exploration of groundwater sources. This instrument is designed to detect electrical signals, which are generated by the passage of seismic impulses through layered rocks, sediments and soils. It is very portable, allowing American Water Surveyors to transport this unit to any location in which it is required. The efficiency of this machine allows one operator to survey up to 20 sites in a single day. Even the depth from which the signals come from can be estimated, as well as the quality of the aquifer. By using this tool, along with a seismic source, ground water can easily be discovered. The seismic source uses sound pulses to move through porous and permeable aquifers, as the pore water moves relative to the rock matrix. Using this technology, surveyors are able to collect information regarding the depth, thickness and quality of the aquifer, thus allowing them to estimate the water yield resulting from drilling in this location.

Contact American Water Surveyors

Contact us today and get a quote. Simply by comparing the cost of drilling one dry well to the cost of using our services will prove to you that it is smarter and more affordable to plan ahead. Drilling a well will inevitably cost you money, whether or not you actually hit water. By choosing our services instead, you are guaranteed to find water, with the depth and yield that you need to sustain this water source.

June 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm Comments (0)

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)

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