Water Well Drillers Tap a New Source of Knowledge
According to the World Water Council, the population on Earth has tripled in the twentieth century, but our water consumption has increased six times. As the population continues to increase, so will the demand for water and the consequences may be devastating. In America, some rural areas and cities are facing water shortages and increased contamination of the supply. Larger populations mean that our infrastructures must increase to keep up with demand, and the water system (even in a wealthy country like America where we can and do take our water for granted) suffers. Imagine the problems in poorer countries such as Africa where the climate is drier and the conditions are worse. Water well drillers can now tap into a new source of knowledge to help search out water.
Clearly, more sources of water are needed. Water affects many areas of life, beyond drinking and bathing. We use it for food production as well. One thousand liters of water is needed to produce one kilogram of wheat. Increased use by humans can also threaten the aquatic ecosystems and their species. As our need for water increases, the amount of water that we will have for all these aspects is threatened. As the resource becomes increasingly scarce, tensions among the water users will intensify.
Seismoelectric technology presently exists that let the water well drillers know where the water is underground. This takes all the guesswork out of drilling for water. Now the water well drillers know that there is water underground before they start drilling. They can also be aware of how much water there and how long it will last. They can tell how at what volume the water will flow and how deep the aquifer is. At the heart of this technology is a computer-receiver which, combined with software, detects electrical signals by passing through the layers of rock, sediment and soil beneath the surface. A sharp sound pulse moves downward and grabs the water ions away from the rock. An electrical impulse is sent back to the surface carrying information about the depth, thickness and quality of the water. The depth of the aquifer is known by how long it takes the impulse to reach its destination and the quality of the water is estimated by the strength of the signal that penetrates the water. The water’s depth is estimated by the orderliness of the signal. Before the water well drillers begin to drill they will know where they should begin.
This technology can help anyone who needs to drill a well. Imagine how useful it can be during the times of shortage, of drought, when water is needed. This equipment can locate water faster and easier than it has been done in the past. Using previously unavailable technologies, British scientists have recently discovered that beneath the ground countries all across Africa lay untapped groundwater resources that are said to be about 100 times the water that is currently on the surface. This water was previously unknown but now has huge potential to solve one of the greatest problems caused by the impact of climate change. A lot of the guesswork and mystery is taken away from the water well drillers before they drill for water, and whether in Africa or the USA, the damage is lessened, the cost is lessened and the uncertainty is lessened. Before you call in the water well drillers, remember this new source of knowledge, seismoelectric survey equipment, can help to locate the groundwater before drilling.
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