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Take the Magic and Mystery out of Drilling Water Wells

Drilling water wells without knowing where the water is can cost thousands of dollars. The typical approach to drilling water wells has been to get out the drills and backhoes, and hope for the best. Sometimes groundwater is found where you hope it will be, but too often for the pocketbook, a second or third attempt must be made; and it is costly. You pay for the drilling services by the foot and sometimes no water is found even after drilling down 2000 feet. The drilling company still bills you for those hundreds or thousands of feet of dry holes in your landscape. American Water Surveyors saves the financial headaches of futile drilling attempts by locating the most likely sources of water from the surface. We can even tell the yield down to gallons per minute.

How does it work? In the past, people had to rely on the ‘magic’ of water-witching or hazel stick divining to tell whether or not there was water in the area they were drilling water wells but now, this effective new method relies on physics and geologically scientific principles for the information. This state of the art technology uses portable discovery and drilling equipment. In simplified terms, the seismic exploration equipment sees the fluid in the rocks and soil. The GF3500 computer-receiver equipment combined with a seismic generator detects electrical signals that are caused by seismic vibration impulses passing through the layers of rock, sediment and soil. A sharp sound pulse is created which moves down through the porous aquifer and causes the water ions to move away from the rock. This causes an electrical impulse which sends a signal to the surface. Each signal transmits information about the depth, thickness and quality of the aquifer to make it clear how much water the area is likely to yield. The depth that the signals are originating from is estimated by using the travel time of the downgoing seismic impulse. Pretty cool, yes? And certainly more reliable than walking along the field carrying a forked stick! Since signals are only produced by moveable water in saturated rocks, this equipment also shows where there is no water, and therefore no need for drilling water wells. Result? No more investing in a dry well. This technology is invaluable for anyone who wants to know how much water and how deep it is before drilling water wells or beginning any other kind of landscape planning.

However, in order to collect the best quality of data possible for drilling water wells the site you choose must be in an area where the soil is good. That is, the first three feet cannot be too rocky. The soil needs to have less than 30% rock in the first three feet. The area also cannot be too close to overhead or underground electrical sources. Electricity that is within 50-100 feet of the site can interfere with the sensitive equipment. Also, the area needs to be accessible to the pickup truck carrying the equipment. With only those limitations, why not hire a groundwater surveyor before you hire the water well drillers?

This technology will help you find the best water available. American Water Surveyors services have been revolutionizing drilling water wells in the United States and other areas as well. All our equipment is in the back of our pickup truck so is easily accessible to all areas. Costs are reduced, time is saved and environmental damage is lessened. Seismoelectrics takes the magic and mystery out of drilling water wells. American Water Surveyors is located at PO Box 164163 Fort Worth Texas 76161-4163. Phone at 877-734-7661. Contact us online at info@wefindwater.com

January 21, 2012 at 6:00 am
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