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Why You Need to Get a Groundwater Survey in California Before You Dig

When you build a new home, establish a business or plant a crop in an area that’s disconnected from the municipal water supply, you will need to drill a well for things like drinking, bathing, cooking, manufacturing and irrigation. Unfortunately, drilling a well isn’t as simple as just digging until you hit water. Many people attempt well drilling only to find an insufficient deposit of groundwater that simply won’t sustain a home, business or farm over the long term. The good news is that there are things that you can do to set yourself up for well drilling success. Before you even think about digging, make sure you get a groundwater survey in California first:

  • Don’t dig before a survey: You might be anxious to get started with well drilling, especially if you’re in an area that is known for having a reliable source of groundwater, but it’s important that you wait before doing anything. Even in an area with plenty of groundwater, you may have to dig especially deep to access water if you select the wrong site. In some cases, you might even hit a spot that simply doesn’t have sufficient groundwater for a well. A survey team will be able to give you advice about which drill sites will give you the best chance of accessing a reliable source of groundwater.
  • Get as much information as possible: When it comes to drilling a well, ignorance is not bliss. If you don’t understand the basics of surveying or groundwater harvesting, you may not be able to make the best choices about your well. Do a little research into the different methods of groundwater surveying and find out about the companies who provide surveying services in your area. When you hire a surveyor, ask them as many questions as you need to so that you fully understand what they will be doing and how they will be assessing the location of groundwater on your property.
  • Rely on training and technology: When it comes to actually hiring a surveyor, there are a few things that you should look for. One of the most important qualities of a surveyor is experience and training. Make sure that the surveyor you hire has had plenty of experience and has been successful at locating groundwater. It’s also a good idea to stick with companies that have access to a variety of surveying devices and technologies. This gives you the opportunity to get the most accurate information possible about the groundwater on your property.

At National Groundwater Surveyor Inc, we understand how much of a difference a professional groundwater survey in California can make when it comes to long-term well yield. We have years of experience helping our customers locate the best sites for wells. We are committed to giving our customers informed advice about where to dig so that they can access a healthy and sustainable source of groundwater. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional surveyors.

From single family home sites to large agricultural wells, call National Groundwater Surveyor at 800-980-7429.

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