Water Finding FAQ

Q: Why not just drill a water well and hope you find a good aquifer?

A: It is not cost effective. Oil companies no longer use the “drill to find” method because they are interested in the highest return for their dollar invested. What if you quit drilling for water at 400′ and there is a sufficient aquifer at 600′? We will provide you with a detailed report on your aquifer(s) that will help you and the well driller make an informed decision of where to drill.

Q: How far down below the ground surface can you see an aquifer?

A: This depends on your site geology but generally between 1500 to 2000 feet below ground surface.

Q: What if there is no water found on site?

A: You just saved a lot of money not drilling! Would you rather have spent $10,000 to $30,000 dollars on a dry hole, or more? Have a complete aquifer map done of your property so you can make an informed decision of where to drill and how deep, before you drill. Sometimes when the minimum number of soundings is requested in a low producing aquifer area, more soundings are needed to find an adequate groundwater source. We can always come back next time we are in the area if the initial groundwater survey did not find a high enough yield.

Q: How far apart are the soundings?

A: Soundings are usually done every 100 feet in a straight line to provide the most comprehensive aquifer data.

Q: How long will it take to receive my completed report once the survey is complete?

A: Our goal is to have the report mailed or emailed to you within 10 business days. We understand you want to read your report and it will be completed as soon as possible. It takes a lot of time to process the data taken from site once we get back to the office. If we are on the road sometimes it takes a little longer. If you need your report sooner we need to know when you schedule your survey. There will be an additional charge for reports that need to be expedited.