There are a number of reasons you may be drilling for water and in every case, you should have a drilling plan mapped out to avoid unnecessary charges. Water well drill teams are paid whether they find water or not. “Blind” drilling can run up a tab and leave you footing an expensive bill without the desired results. Hiring water surveyors to locate water before the drill teams arrive will save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Using state-of-the-art technology, professional water surveyors give you accurate groundwater depth and yields before the drills enter the scene. So how does it all work? Professional water surveying services in New Mexico can be broken down into three straightforward steps.

Step 1: Enter Electrodes

To start things off, you should have a location in mind for the water survey. Once a data collection spot is chosen, water surveyors get to work. Crews drive electrodes into the ground which act like antennas. These electrodes are inserted about three feet deep into the ground. Once the rods are in place, cables are attached to each. A seismic signal is generated that travels deep into the earth in a hole that is drilled in the same location. This signal is created by a small black powder charge is inserted into the hole using a specialized device. Crews will secure the tool into position then follow up by firing off the charge. If the energy from the impact travels through a water bearing zone, the electrodes/antenna cables pick up the signal. The method is repeated to gather as much data as possible and ensure an accurate water reading.

Step 3: Data Collection and Analysis

Data from the collection process is inputted into a computer program to graph the water bearing zone. With the survey complete, the crew gets to work on analyzing and interpreting the data. A full written report will be ready and on your desk within several business days to help determine if it is appropriate and safe to drill a well. If water is detected, professional water surveyors will provide approximate depth and field ranges to be expected in the case a well is drilled.

Call Before you Drill

Ready to get drilling? Give the American Water Surveyors team a call today and we can schedule a survey in no time. We use cutting-edge technology to measure groundwater depths and yields to assist ranchers and farmers, municipalities, golf course developers, water well drillers, and anyone else in need of well locating or completion planning. With our crews on the job, we can have the transmittivity of water mapped from the surface and the yield estimated to gallons per minute or liters per second. We are committed to providing premier service for our clients and all our crews are trained with the world’s leading-edge technology. Don’t waste money drilling without all the facts. Give our team a call and we can help you save money and avoid the expensive water drilling bill.