Before you have a well installed on your property, there are a number of steps you need to take to ensure it is a great investment for years to come. Some of the preparatory steps you can do on your own, such as looking into well drilling companies and deciding how you will use your well water. Other steps will need to be handled by a professional company. For example, water locating in California is a job that a company such as National Groundwater Surveyor Inc. would be well qualified to do.
Our team can be an invaluable resource for you along the way, as we can help with locating well water in California, advise you about the best place to drill your well and tell you what steps you need to take to get to the drilling point. Before you start the actual well drilling process, here are a few things you should know.
Groundwater is not stationary
We know from experience that water is a free-flowing substance. We’ve all swum in a pool or lake, and seen countless movies featuring large bodies of water flowing into waterfalls and carving out new waterways in riverbanks. It makes sense that underground water has the same properties. In fact, ground water is part of something called the “hydrologic cycle,” meaning that it is constantly cycling from the surface back into the subsurface, then once again up to the surface through precipitation, transpiration, evaporation and other processes. Ask your well drilling company about confined vs. unconfined aquifers, and how they both affect water levels.
Groundwater is not automatically sanitary
The natural makeup of water is not sanitary. This doesn’t mean it’s toxic, but rather that it contains a variety of organic and inorganic materials, minerals, gases, microorganisms and more. Additionally, the chemical nature of water can change as it moves through the hydrologic cycle. This is due to the soil, rocks and physical components of nature around it. Make sure you have good knowledge of the water in your drilling area before you get started, so you can plan for any necessary filtering and specific plumbing.
You can keep your groundwater healthy
There are a number of steps you can take to make sure your water source is healthy for you and your family:
Only trust the pros
Make sure that you hire only licensed contractors for water locating in California, installing water wells and performing maintenance and repairs. Working with an inexperienced contractor can lead to low (or no) water yield, contaminated drinking water, costly repairs and worse. All workers should be fully licensed, insured and certified to perform the tasks at hand. A little research now will make a big difference down the road!
If you’re ready to get started with water locating in California so you can drill your new well, contact National Groundwater Surveyor Inc. today.
From single family home sites to large agricultural wells, call National Groundwater Surveyor at 800-980-7429.
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