After having five wells drilled in two different subdivisions and all were successful at obtaining water, I didn't realize how lucky I was until I drilled my sixth one. After my well company drilled to a depth of 900 feet and to the tune of $8500.00 without hitting a drop of water, except for the beads of sweat dripping off my forehead in frustration, I realized how lucky I had been with the first five wells. At this time I really started to question my well company about why they, as the "water" well company couldn't tell me where to drill so I would hit water. The only thing I heard was that "we could move over 10 feet either way and MAYBE hit water".
Since my last name is not Trump or Gates, I told them there has to be a way someone could tell me where to drill to have the best chance of hitting water.... they had no clue. That night my wife, the computer person between the two of us, got on the internet and found American Water Surveyors in Texas, that wouldn't guarantee but at least would come and do four test spots for a fee and they would be able to give me a very good idea if there was water below. I hired them to come and we met on the property to do their testing.
After doing the four spots, Gerald told me he was pretty sure we had water in one particular spot, but I would have to wait for the analysis. About a week later Gerald called me with the results. He said the 4th spot would be my best shot. He estimated that I would hit 10 gallons per minute @180 feet. The well company came in and started drilling and actually started hitting a little water @ 130 feet and kept going and at 185 feet they were at 10 gallons per minute. With the 10 gallons per minute I was able to provide water to at least three homes.
Needless to say I told Gerald I would not drill another well without calling him to come and give me the best locations on my property to hit water. If I had done that before I would have saved a lot of money and time, so I feel it's a no-brainer!
Jim Housley-Haysville, NC
“After our well driller drilled a well to 600 feet on our ranch and still hadn't hit water, we didn't want him to go any deeper without knowing for sure. So we hired American Water Surveyors to do a groundwater survey. They tested where we had started the well, but didn't detect any water. They moved about half mile away to test another area and their analysis indicated 5-10 gallons per minute at approximately 328 feet. The final result of the well we drilled at that location was 340 feet deep with a yield of 6 gallons per minute. We have since hired them for another survey, again with successful results."
Bill Sauble-Sauble Ranch Company-Maxwell, NM
“Gerald is hands down one of the best operators of the Groundflow technology I have had the privilege of working with. Gerald and I have worked together on various projects over three years and I couldn’t ask to work with a more honest and ethical person. Gerald is very intelligent and has no trouble tackling even the most difficult situations. As a published author, Gerald comes with a wealth of knowledge and is a go to person in groundwater assessment industry.”
Ervin Kraemer-Consultant, Aqualocate, LLC
“I hired Gerald to use his sonar technology to determine likely drilling locations for well water on our West Texas ranch. This is not an area noted for having a lot of ground water, so it was important to determine high probability spots before spending a lot of money on drilling. With Gerald's report in hand, our well driller struck water on the 1st or 2nd spot that he tried drilling. We have sufficient water to put that well into production. This probably saved us money on extra drilling that would have been required otherwise. The next time we need to drill more well(s) I plan to use Gerald's services again.”
Mark Jensen-Fisher County, TX
Needing to have a water well to reduce cost associated with three cooling towers and irrigation, I decided to hire American Water Surveyors to search for water. The alternative would have been an educated guess or a divining rod, but at $4,500 for each “guess”, the $3,300 for a scientific and more accurate approach ending with 8 sites was more cost effective given the budget constraints. The result is a well with 38 gpm, which will reduce the water budget by $20,000 to $25,000 per year with a payback for the entire project in two years. With the economy the way it is, and just being wise with money, using American Water Surveyors is the most cost effective way to search for water.
Jim Vance – Brentwood, TN
We wanted to let you know the results of our drilling after applying the information that your company provided. First, let me just say that Nate was very nice and professional. We gave your findings to our driller who was very sceptical and didn't believe we would find water, but we requested he drill in hole 2, which your report indicated would be our best location.To Clinton's (Valley Pump and Drilling) surprise we hit water at 100 feet and then hit, in his words, "THIS IS A HELL OF A WELL", at 245 feet. We requested that he drill down to 325 feet. He agreed, intrigued to see if YOU guys really knew what you were talking about. It turns out that you did. Clinton was very impressed and requested your number for a couple of clients. We currently have good clean water, and would like to thank your company for your efforts. I had expressed an interest in your technology, and feel your company could benefit greatly from this area of the country. A good example: our neighbor drilled 4 holes 3 came up dry and the last one at 1000' hit water 1/2 gallon a minute. This might be a part of the country that is untapped in your field. In closing, we would like to thank you for responding to our e-mail, and we will continue to tell all that we can about your company.