American Water Surveyors uses state of the art technology to provide its clients the important service of finding groundwater depth, yields, and suitability prior to costly drilling. The EKS technology has been successfully used for over a decade to determine depth and flow. Our company is based in Texas, but our services are highly portable which allows to bring our services to you, no matter where we’re needed.




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Our services are not limited to just homeowners who need to drill a well.

Ranchers And Farmers

Ranchers and farmers who need to find water sources for irrigation purposes or watering livestock.


Home Owners

Home owners looking to know the depth and location of underground wells for effective drilling.


Well Drillers

Well drillers who are looking to help their clients select the optimum location for a well.


Real Estate Developers

Real estate developers who may not be able to rely on a municipal water supply.



Municipalities that need supplemental water sources for their customers.


Golf Course Developers

Golf course developers needing reliable groundwater irrigation sources.



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.


September 1, 2021

In early June of 2021, we hired American Water Surveyors (AWS) to perform a groundwater survey on our farm property in Blairsville, Georgia. The area is historically “hit-and-miss” with regard to finding groundwater.  The mountainous geology is complex in the area, and this makes locating suitable aquifers prior to drilling a challenge without the use of science-based technology.

The AWS owner, Jim Bennett and his assistant Tom, surveyed eight locations on our property, and were able to use their seismic and electric-logging equipment to identify a high-quality aquifer at one location and four lesser quality aquifers at four other locations.  AWS also confirmed that groundwater was not present at three of the locations tested, and this information is useful to prevent the risk of drilling of a dry well at these locations.

Prior to drilling at location #5, Jim ranked this location as having the highest potential yield, with an estimated yield of 5-10 gallons per minute, at a drilling depth of 225 feet.

We drilled the #5 location in August 2021, and the driller first encountered water at 200 feet with a 1 ft zone of water yielding 6 GPM.   He hit again at 218 ft with a 6 ft zone of water.  The drill log recorded granite at 80′.  It was cased to 80′ of 6″ PVC well casing.  It also had granite above and below the 218′-224 ft water zone.  We kept drilling down to a total depth of 265 feet and achieved a total of 35 gallon per minute well!  This is a great well for this region, and we are very pleased with the results.  They plan to set the pump at 240′.

The AWS team is professional, highly skilled with their equipment, and will work hard to find the presence of groundwater on your property. Communication was excellent and they were prompt on the day of testing. Jim answered all my questions and made every attempt to get a good location. I highly recommend their services to locate and quantify the aquifer before drilling a well.

Joe Garner, Blairsville, Georgia

September 10, 2021-

Good morning Jim, this is David Furry. We drilled the number 4 Site yesterday and your information was correct. Looks like it will do about 10 gallons per minute and you had indicated that it would do between five and 10. The bottom of the sand was 255 feet and you had predicted it would be at 260 feet. Thanks for your help!

David Furry, Blanket, Texas

In 2016, we recognized that our well, which served as our water source for the humans of our ranch, our gardens and yards, water for some 600 head of livestock, and also for the wildlife on our 22,000 acre ranch, was being severely compromised by the irrigation wells around our headquarters property. One of our friends, a rancher near Douglas, AZ, sent me an email asking if we would be interested in having a hydrologist come survey our property for potential well sights. We did and made contact with Gerald Burden from American Water Surveyors in Texas. We set up a visit with him, and he and his crew came to do a survey of water at a number of sights on our ranch. We did not find good water on our 40 acre Headquarters, but he found excellent water in our horse pasture, which is connected both to our headquarters and our state land lease.

From the excellent data he provided, we sought funding through NRCS to drill the well. We were approved for the well in late 2016, and the engineers utilized Gerald’s data for our contract. The well was completed a month ago—670 feet deep and ability to produce 35 gal per minute. We connected the well to pipelines over about 15,000 acres of land. A week after the well was pumping, our headquarters well collapsed, and we connected the headquarters into the well pipeline. Without the impetus of Gerald’s visit to our ranch, we would be up a serious creek right now—no water on our ranch.

Gerald and his staff were very professional, prompt, and courteous to our family, and we certainly plan to do business with his company in the future, should we need another well. I highly recommend his company and their work to anyone who needs a well!

Susan E. Wilson-Sanders, DVM, MS, DACLAM, The University of Arizona

“I hired Gerald to use his sonar technology to determine likely drilling locations for well water on our West Texas ranch. This is not an area noted for having a lot of ground water, so it was important to determine high probability spots before spending a lot of money on drilling. With Gerald’s report in hand, our well driller struck water on the 1st or 2nd spot that he tried drilling. We have sufficient water to put that well into production. This probably saved us money on extra drilling that would have been required otherwise. The next time we need to drill more well(s) I plan to use Gerald’s services again.”

Mark Jensen, Fisher County, TX

“Gerald is hands down one of the best operators of the Groundflow technology I have had the privilege of working with. Gerald and I have worked together on various projects over three years and I couldn’t ask to work with a more honest and ethical person. Gerald is very intelligent and has no trouble tackling even the most difficult situations. As a published author, Gerald comes with a wealth of knowledge and is a go to person in groundwater assessment industry.”

Ervin Kraemer-Consultant, Aqualocate, LLC

“After our well driller drilled a well to 600 feet on our ranch and still hadn’t hit water, we didn’t want him to go any deeper without knowing for sure. So we hired American Water Surveyors to do a groundwater survey. They tested where we had started the well, but didn’t detect any water. They moved about half mile away to test another area and their analysis indicated 5-10 gallons per minute at approximately 328 feet. The final result of the well we drilled at that location was 340 feet deep with a yield of 6 gallons per minute. We have since hired them for another survey, again with successful results.”

Bill Sauble, Sauble Ranch Company-Maxwell, NM

I really appreciate your help in finding water for us. The area that you worked in on the ranch is typically an area where there isn’t much water. Your work there bore that out. The original well produced only about 4 GPM, but it was enough to supply almost 5 miles of pipeline. The production in that well had dwindled to less than 1 GPM. We hired a drilling company to drill a new well. The owner assured me he could find water. The new well did not produce any more than the old well. After you guys came to the ranch and did your testing, we marked what you thought was the best location to drill. After several months of searching, I found a driller that I had confidence in. A well was drilled and when we tested it, the well produced 16 to 18 GPM. I am very excited about putting this new well to work. Thank you again.

Frank McLelland, T- Bar Ranch Tahoka, TX

Hi Gerald: As you know, we performed a well test yesterday and are the delighted owners of a solid 5 gpm well!! After 10 dry holes on our 20 acres, we were about to give up and sell the property. Since I found you on the internet, I had plenty of doubts about the legitimacy of your company and technology, but you patiently explained the procedure and gave me plenty of references, which I followed up with. Your clients had only wonderful things to say about you, and now, so do we! You found 3 sites with an estimated 3-6 gpm at approx. 180 ft. depth on our property. We drilled to 215 ft. and got 5 gpm. You are amazing!!!!! Please feel free to share our names and contact information with any of your potential clients who might have doubts..

Kathryn Gregory, Marble Falls, TX

We wanted to let you know the results of our drilling after applying the information that your company provided. First, let me just say that your crew was very nice and professional. We gave your findings to our driller who was very sceptical and didn’t believe we would find water, but we requested he drill in hole 2, which your report indicated would be our best location.To Clinton’s (Valley Pump and Drilling) surprise we hit water at 100 feet and then hit, in his words, “THIS IS A HELL OF A WELL”, at 245 feet. We requested that he drill down to 325 feet. He agreed, intrigued to see if YOU guys really knew what you were talking about. It turns out that you did. Clinton was very impressed and requested your number for a couple of clients. We currently have good clean water, and would like to thank your company for your efforts. I had expressed an interest in your technology, and feel your company could benefit greatly from this area of the country. A good example: our neighbor drilled 4 holes 3 came up dry and the last one at 1000′ hit water 1/2 gallon a minute. This might be a part of the country that is untapped in your field. In closing, we would like to thank you for responding to our e-mail, and we will continue to tell all that we can about your company.

Denise Kirkpatrick, Alamosa, CO

We could not have had a more professional and positive experience. They arrived on time, worked quickly, and returned a report rapidly. Our report indicated the site and point at which we could expect to find water. It was found exactly where the estimates said that it would be. We hit water today and can confidently begin construction! 5 out of 5 Stars!

Elizabeth Martin, Dover, TN

Gerald: We finely drilled the two best potential wells you identified and thought you would want the results. #7 was forecast to have 50/95 GPM it yielded 48 GPM at 110 feet! #4 was forecast to yield 35/65 GPM It yielded 100 GPM + that’s the largest test pump they had, it pumped 100GPM and never pulled the water level down after 2 hours. They’re bringing a larger pump Monday to see what it will do. I have never drilled wells this good on my property. Thanks for your help.

Bob Stewart, Andrews, TX

Needing to have a water well to reduce cost associated with three cooling towers and irrigation, I decided to hire American Water Surveyors to search for water. The alternative would have been an educated guess or a divining rod, but at $4,500 for each “guess”, the $3,300 for a scientific and more accurate approach ending with 8 sites was more cost effective given the budget constraints. The result is a well with 38 gpm, which will reduce the water budget by $20,000 to $25,000 per year with a payback for the entire project in two years. With the economy the way it is, and just being wise with money, using American Water Surveyors is the most cost effective way to search for water.

Jim Vance, Brentwood, TN


Water Finding for Property Developers-July 2021

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