Man with dowsing rod

Man with dowsing rod

If you needed to find a fresh water source on a property right now, how would you go about it? If someone told you that they have special powers that enable them to miraculously assist you with the location for future water well drilling, how would you react? If you had drilled for water in the location ‘discovered’ by that someone and didn’t find any water there, what would you do? If you could instead employ a method that is based on fact-proven science that has the potential of saving you a great deal of time, money and stress, would you take it?

For centuries, finding water used to mean trusting your own or someone else’s gut feeling or ‘supernatural powers’ or dowsing rods, often with laughable and disappointing results. Thankfully, modern water well drilling no longer puts your budget and your prospects of finding this important resource at the mercy of chance or coincidence.

What is the modern method of finding water?

Technology and science are always on the move, and what used to be new and unexplored or available only to select companies and governments now becomes widely available. Seismology, the science most known for the research done in connection with prediction of earthquakes, now plays a major role in water well drilling preparations. Top-quality seismological equipment used specifically for finding water has a very high signal-to-noise ratio and is portable to many sites. Seismology or, more specifically, seismoelectrics is unique in that it focuses on finding water in the most cost-efficient way possible. Another modern approach, nuclear magnetic resonance technology, is popular in neighboring areas but has substantial limitations when it comes to mapping out the underground water.

Who can benefit from this technology?

Unless you live in a large town or city, chances are that you personally, or someone you know, relies on a water well. Quality water surveying work that makes use of modern technology is frequently called upon by various organizations and individuals, from golf course owners and developers to companies working in water well drilling to municipalities, farmers and more. The benefits of having dedicated access to water are many and would depend on your particular situation, but whatever your needs are, we are confident that we can help.

Where do we come in?

American Water Surveyors take pride in working with each client on an individual basis for all their water finding needs. For over a decade, we have been using cutting edge technology in various environments to achieve superior results. We bring our services and expertise to you – and find water! Check out or call us at 1-877-SEISMO1 for more information.