Water is one of the resources that we cannot survive without. Every country has its challenges when it comes to this resource. Where you live will dictate how you find and obtain the water you need to survive.
Area with the Lowest Amount of Underground Water
The Saudi Arabia Dessert is a vast area of land that contains no underground streams or rivers. In order to provide water to their growing population, the local government has designed a series of underground reservoirs to store the important water they had already captured. Thousands of reservoirs have been drilled, some as much as 3000 feet. These reservoirs provide the local residents a supply of fresh water that they otherwise would have been unable to access.
In addition to reservoirs, comes another unique method for providing drinking water. Saudi Arabia is one of the largest producers of water from desalinization. Desalinization is a process used to remove the salt content from water. This method has been used for years by submarines to recycle water used for human use and consumption. The Saline Water Conversion Corporation in Saudi Arabia owns and operates a large number of desalinization plants around the world. They provide 50% of the fresh water in Saudi Arabia.
Area with Extremely High Amounts of Underground Water
On the other end of the water scale is the interesting geography of the Yutan Peninsula. This part of Mexico does not have surface rivers and lakes. Due to the porous nature of their ground, any water that would normally remain on the earth’s surface is absorbed through the ground and into underground streams. Cenotes are sinkholes in the earth that are the connection between underground rivers and the surface. They are large caves with abundant amounts of water fed from underground rivers. In the age of the Maya culture, these caves were considered sacred and were the scenes of sacrificial rituals. Today, these cenotes are major tourist attractions and great places for scuba divers to explore. As both underground rivers and cenotes are the result of water seeping through the earth, the water has an extremely high mineral content that should not be consumed. Those that live in these areas do not drink the water directly out of the ground. There are over 7,000 cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula, mapping out an extensive underground water system.
North America has a vast amount of consumable underground water. We can feel fortunate that we live in a country with ideal water situations and supply. Our state-of-the-art technology will help you locate ground water before digging your well. This helps to ensure that the money spent digging your well becomes money well spent. By being able to map out your underground water supply, we can tell you where to dig, maximizing your time and money. The next time you need to have a well dug, call us first to ensure that you only pay for results, not for guesses.
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