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Georgia Water Shortage

In recent years, water shortages have affected a number of regions across the nation. Georgia, specifically, has been in the middle of a severe drought that has led to water bans affecting millions in the Atlanta area. Due to these circumstances, contacting American Water Surveyors before hiring well drillers would be beneficial.

Georgia’s water woes are due to supply and storage issues. Compounding this issue is the fact that Georgia is a cash-strapped state. The annual rainfall averages 60 inches in the mountains, 55 inches across North Georgia and approximately 45 inches in central Georgia. One of the many challenges is to find the capacity to store North Georgia’s abundant precipitation. The head of the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission said some of the state’s 357 watershed floodwater dams in North Georgia are an “untapped resource” for drinking water supplies. A member of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District states that two of nine quarries considered for storage are currently inactive. To rectify these issues, Georgia must expand storage at existing reservoirs, build new reservoirs and consider using aquifers for storage and groundwater expansion.
With plans underway to address Georgia’s water issues, well drillers are well positioned for an abundance of work. Well drillers do all they can to seek the optimum location to drill. However, if they do not know the location for maximum yield of the underground water source, the large financial investment by a property owner could be completely wasted. Well drillers get paid whether they find water or not; if no water is found, additional money must be spent to drill in a different location.
American Water Surveyors use state of the art technology to provide its clients the important service of finding groundwater depth, yields, and suitability prior to costly drilling. Mapping aquifer quality with an array of survey locations ensures that drilling costs are not wasted. American Water Surveyors’ GF 3500 technology defines both the permeability and the depth of aquifers, making it possible to estimate the flow of a well drilled at a GF 3500 survey site. Such estimates can be obtained at an insignificant cost, especially when compared with the cost of drilling a dry well. Since signals are only produced by moveable water in saturated rocks, the GF 3500 equipment also shows where there is no aquifer and hence where no well should be drilled.
American Water Surveyors is passionate about all things water, including the plight of Georgia’s storage and supply issues. If you are in the market for a new well, why not save money, worry and time by calling American Water Surveyors before calling in the well drillers. Contact a professional consultant today. 877-734-7661 www.wefindwater.com


January 29, 2011 at 6:34 pm Comments (0)