Groundwater Location Services
Southwest Groundwater Surveyors of Oak Hills, California, can help you find well water in your area today. We offer in-depth groundwater surveying to clients in California, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico to scientifically help locate optimal water well drilling sites. As a result, you will have reasonable assurance of drilling a successful well to the correct depth and on the right spot. This method eliminates the worry of drilling a dry or low-yield well.
Our groundwater location services include:
- Locating a Potential Well Site. If you’re wondering how to know where to drill a well, call Southwest Groundwater Surveyors. We have the expertise and technology to find groundwater on your site, so you’ll know exactly where to drill. You’ve got to have water and finding a reliable water source before your drill saves considerable time and money.
- Fixing a Dry Well. What happens when your well runs dry? If your pump is pumping out low volumes of dirty water, several things could be going on. When you’ve eliminated technical issues with the pump or the water lines as the source of the problem, the next step is to address the supply. Our water survey teams can test your aquifer to determine if you need to dig deeper or if you need to dig a completely new well in order to restore your water supply.
Steps to Drill a Water Well
When it’s time to drill a well, the first step is to find water. Sure, you could simply hire a well digger to come and dig bore holes until water is found. Depending on your location, this can be an expensive and challenging process. Instead, call the water location experts at Southwest Groundwater Surveyors. We’ll bring our groundwater detection equipment to your site and find the best location for your new well. Make Southwest Groundwater Surveyors your first call when digging a well.
Highly Advanced Equipment
We use patented computer equipment, including our latest generation of seismoelectric geophysical technology, to help us find well water. Unlike traditional water dowsing, the seismoelectric technology, developed by geophysicists Dr. Richard Clark and Dr. John Millar of Groundflow Ltd., is portable enough to survey most locations in a single day in order to provide accurate groundwater aquifer information.
How to Fix a Dry Well
Are you afraid your well is running dry? The groundwater location experts at Southwest Groundwater Surveyors can help. Our team will come to your site with our state-of-the-art seismoelectric testing equipment. We’ll tell you what you need to know to get the water flowing again.
How It Works
With our computerized seismoelectric technology, also known as electro-seismic instruments, we collect electric signals generated by the passage of seismic compression waves that are sent through the ground. These waves are transmitted using either a hammer and plate for depths down to 300 feet or a "buffalo" black powder charge for depths down to 1,500 feet below ground surface. The seismic wave then slightly moves the water in saturated sand, gravel, and rock fractures. The water is displaced by the compression wave, causing a small but measurable electric signal (similar to that of static electricity) that returns to the surface and is recorded by our highly sensitive instruments. If there is no water present, there will be no signal indicating an aquifer. The surveys are sometimes difficult work, and several data sets may be taken at each test site to ensure quality of the data.
Understanding the Data
Our professional water surveyors process the data collected and provide a detailed report of the findings. This includes the best place to locate and drill a well, the depth to drill the well, (to the base of the aquifer) and the approximate yield in gallons per minute.
Why Choose Us?
Southwest Groundwater Surveyors have experience in understanding the geological diversities of the American Southwest. Our highly trained water surveyors have an understanding of the techniques required to collect accurate groundwater information in a variety of situations. By incorporating local geologic information and indications from our seismo-electric data, we provide the most accurate scientific analysis available today, for determining the right drilling site and depth.
Ronald Sorensen (California geophysicist # 957) is our corporate officer in charge of geophysics.