Whether developing a residential area, new industrial zone, or building a golf course, you are going to need water – and to get to that water, you will need to bring in a water drilling team. Water drilling can put a dent in your project’s budget, but with the right planning you can avoid a costly drilling schedule. Having a water drilling plan mapped out by a water surveyor will not only help the job get done faster, it will also save you money in the long run. Knowing the depth and yield before you start drilling a water well will ensure your drilling project is successful the first time around. So does water surveying actually save you money? The short answer, yes! Now let’s take a deeper look into how a water survey will keep your money in your own pocket.

What Happens During a Water Survey?

When a water surveying crew shows up on your property, they will follow a simple but effective method for water testing. At the designated data collection spot, crews will drill copper rods into the ground. The rods will have cables attached to them to create a type of antenna. A steel plate is then struck using a specialized mallet and data is collected from the impact.

A second method of data collection uses blank shotgun rounds fired into a drilled hole. The energy from the impact travels through the water bearing zone and the antenna cables pick up on the signal. Using these water drilling methods, a water surveying crew can provide you with the transmissivity of water mapped from the surface and an estimate of yield in gallons per minute or liters per second. Both methods are a straightforward process that can save you thousands.

Water Surveying for a more Efficient Drill

Drilling for water is not a cheap process, and blind drilling adds up quickly. Most water drilling teams will charge by the foot, so your bill climbs with each additional drill. Bringing in a water surveyor will provide you with a clear plan that accounts for water quality with contamination concerns identified, and pinpoints the best geographical location for drilling. Drilling for water isn’t as simple as choosing a spot and letting loose the drill. Locating clean and safe drinking water takes careful planning. A survey will also help determine capacity limits of the water table under the ground, letting you know if the capacity limits will be enough for your water needs before the drill even hits the ground.

Plan Ahead with Professional Water Surveying

Regardless of the reason for drilling, bringing in a water surveyor before the drilling team arrives can save you hundreds, if not thousands. Having a professional water survey carried out will prepare you with the information needed to locate a water supply the first time around. No blind drilling and no large bill. Whether you are drilling for industrial, residential, or farming needs, it is always smart to plan ahead by bringing in a professional water surveyor.

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