While urban communities have treated water piped in to homes and businesses, rural residents or those living in small communities often have to experience water well drilling to ensure a safe and taste-free supply.
It’s relatively easy to find a good water well driller if you go online to find a reliable operation in your area, but first you need to find the source of clean, fresh groundwater. You will save hundreds of dollars if you have located the groundwater before the drilling rig arrives, and drillers get paid whether they find water or not, and the costs as they search in several different possible locations will rise until they are successful.
If you want to get fully informed on water well drilling go to www.wefindwater.com where American Water Surveyors is your source for answering all your questions. They have authored the book, What You Should Know Before You Drill a Water Well. It’s the only book available for individuals or companies that are considering drilling water well.
Groundwater comes from the rain, snow or hail that falls throughout the year in the North American climate. The water trickles down through the soil, gravel, and sand until it reaches a saturation point, the top of which is called a water table. It may be located many feet below the surface of the ground, or just beneath it. Usually it is clean and fresh but occasionally it may have become polluted. The only way to ensure it is safe for drinking is to get it tested by asking the professionals at AquaKnow what they recommend. You can reach them by calling 877-734-7661 extension 2, or check out their web site at www.aquaknow.com. At American Water Surveyors, we can determine groundwater depth and other important factors before the drilling begins.
Besides being a vital ingredient in successful day-to-day living for drinking, cooking, bathing, and watering gardens and crops, groundwater is an important component which engineers must consider when planning any kind of structure as the presence of groundwater may cause slope instability. For example, groundwater could cause weakness in a protective device such as a dam, which is built to prevent flooding.
When water well drilling, it is important to consider whether it is soft or hard. The amount of chemicals determines its quality, with too much calcium carbonate making the water very hard, leaving a scaly deposit on pipes and household implements and preventing soaps and shampoos from performing properly. Soft water is preferred but is not always available. Fortunately, water treatment systems can be added which the hard water runs through, greatly improving the quality and making it soft. Groundwater may have excessive amounts of iron, which is also removed by treatment when softening the water. The environmental effects of industrial plants, massive agricultural operations, leaking septic tanks, leaking oil or gas storage tanks, and municipal landfills can cause the quality of clean groundwater to deteriorate so it’s important to locate good clean water at a safe depth.
If you are considering water well drilling, you need to contact American Water Surveyors, whose portable equipment can come to any location. We have clients all over the United States, and they include farmers, ranchers and home owners, as well as golf course developers and municipalities. Be sure to call us today at 1-877-SEISMO1 (734-7661) , extension 1 and check out our website at www.wefindwater.com/aboutus.html.