Summary:  Looking for a way to save time and money on your well installation? There’s one sure method that won’t work: don’t even try to skip the water survey unless you want the project to potentially take twice as long.

Are you part of a municipality that needs to expand its water resources? Are you opening a golf course and needing to find water sources for your resort, restaurant, and maybe even some of your obstacles? Are you a developer who is looking for the best water source for your new residential development? Are you looking for the best water source for your farm or agricultural business? Or are you simply a new homeowner who needs to drill a well before construction (or renovations) can begin on your dream home? Whatever the reason, there are hundreds of reasons to look for cost-effective well drilling solutions—and not one of those reasons will recommend that you skip the survey. Here’s why.

Why you should never skip the water survey before you drill

As you can see from the above list, there are a number of reasons for drilling a well. Well… there is one reason: you need access to water; however, there are several applications for that water, and those different applications each have unique demands on the water supply you are tapping into. For instance, you are going to need access to a lot more water when you run a golf course than you would for a residential home, so the capacity of your well would need to be significantly higher. That means you may need to drill to a different depth, and you will need to outfit your well with the proper pipe outfitting and pump capacity. Similarly, a farm will need a higher water output, but farms also need to consider more than their water usage: they need to ensure the well is set up in an area where any runoff of fertilizers won’t risk contaminating the entire farm’s water supply.

It is for these reasons that a water survey is a must

Conducting a proper water survey before you drill can ensure that the water supply you source for your well contains the appropriate depth, yield, and suitability for your specific usage needs. This will prevent you from spending time and money drilling a well that isn’t able to meet the capacity you require.

How does it work?

American Water Surveyors uses advanced EKS technologies that are specifically designed to detect water depth and yield. This information, combined with historical surveys and geological records, can enable a water surveyor to measure the depth and flow of groundwater by mapping the transmissivity of that water supply from the surface. The technology is so far advanced that, without drilling even a sample, the surveyor can determine the water yield in gallons per minute or liters per second.

A survey will save you money

Why opt for the survey? It may seem like an extra delay, but having a water survey conducted before you drill can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars—as well as the time expenditure of having to re-drill or re-equip an inefficient well.

Think of it this way: your well driller gets paid by the foot to drill your well. If they don’t find water by the end of your budget, they still get paid, and you are stuck spending more to keep drilling or start over in a different spot. A water survey can prevent the trial and error process by ensuring you are drilling in the best-yielding spot from the start. And further, by knowing the water yield, you will also know what you need to equip your well with to ensure it functions efficiently.

It’s the best way to save time and money, so what are you waiting for? Contact American Water Surveyors today.