We all need water to survive, which is why ensuring you have a stable and reliable source of water is crucial, especially in times of drought.

Groundwater decline is a serious problem in numerous places around the world, including America. Groundwater decline can occur during droughts, where rainfall is less than average over a period of weeks, months, or years. This rainfall decline leads to a simultaneous decline in the water level of streams, rivers, lakes, and even reservoirs; additionally, this lack of water increases the depth of water in wells. If your well’s depth is too low to adequately provide water during a drought, then you may be in trouble. American Water Surveyors is here to provide you with excellent groundwater deduction services, such as determining groundwater depth, yields, and suitability prior to costly groundwater drilling.

How Do Droughts Affect Wells?

For wells that have been properly planned and expertly surveyed, droughts should not have too much of an impact. However, if your well’s depth does not account for variations in water levels, then you may have a problem during a drought. Wells go dry when water levels dip below the pump intake, and although this doesn’t mean you will never be able to draw water from this well again, it does mean that during times when the water level is low, you can’t draw water.

Water levels in wells are not solely affected by rainfall, they are also affected by the type of aquifer the well taps into, the depth of the well, and the amount of pumping that occurs in the aquifer. Wells with unconfined water table aquifers are more likely to be directly affected by a decline in rainfall than wells with deeper confined aquifers.

American Water Surveyors – How They Can Help

Access to clean drinking water is not something we should take for granted, and ensuring that your well won’t run dry during a drought is crucial to your wellbeing. This is why hiring American Water Surveyors is in your best interests.

American Water Surveyors is dedicated to being the top service provider in the water finding industry and uses advanced technology to provide the essential service of mapping groundwater depth, yield, and suitability for clients to ensure that a drought is much less likely to lead to a dry well.

American Water Surveyors partners with skilled and reliable technicians and scientists to ensure that the job is done properly and to the highest standards possible. So, if you’re unsure of where to drill your well, contact American Water Surveyors today. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your well will be a dependable source of clean water for many years to come.