Summary: Digging a well near a feedlot can be very risky if you do not leave it up to a professional to locate a safe spot to dig. In order to avoid the risk of contamination in your water, call American Water Surveyors for help.

If you live outside of the city, you are likely dependent on well water. However, what happens when you have to dig a well when you live near a feedlot? American Water Surveyors is here to help!

What to Consider When Placing a Well Near a Feedlot

There are a lot of factors to consider when digging a well, especially when that well is located in close proximity to a feedlot. It’s imperative to maintain a safe distance between wells and any contamination sources that may exist in the area. Farm animal feedlots are a source of contamination for your well as they can lead to manure and fertilizer discharge, which can contaminate the surrounding natural environment. Depending on each individual situation, there is a distance that must be measured and maintained between any feedlot and the well that you are looking to dig.

How to Locate the Perfect Spot for a Well

Now that you know to maintain your distance from the feedlot, you are ready to set up the well, right? Unfortunately, no. There are many factors to consider before beginning to dig, and American Water Surveyors can assist you with all of them. If you pay a well driller to come out and dig you a test well, did you know that they may never hit water? Water well drillers actually get paid by the foot, whether they find water or not! Their job is simply to dig, and that is what they do. Unlike water well drillers, American Water Surveyors has created a simple and straightforward method of finding water, all without digging. We can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars with our technology. Through the use of seismic surveying instruments and physics, we not only locate groundwater supplies in advance of drilling – we are also able to measure groundwater depths and yields. The transmissivity of water can be mapped from the surface, while yield can be estimated in gallons per minute or liters per second. Seismoelectrics is the technique of choice for all cost-conscious groundwater users.

Contact Us Today for More

At American Water Surveyors, we pride ourselves on being the premier service provider in the water finding industry. We have completed over 640 groundwater surveys in 22 states, including: Texas, Arizona, Kansas, Montana, Alabama, Tennessee, Wyoming, and Maryland. No matter where you are located in the United States, we will come to you. If you need to install a groundwater well in proximity to a feedlot, you cannot afford to take any chances. With the help of American Water Surveyors, you will not only find groundwater – we will locate a source of safe, fresh groundwater that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.