Talking To Experts: How To Find The Right Spot For Your New Well When The Terrain Is Very Rocky

When you live in a remote area and the area is mostly rocky terrain, you may have a difficult time trying to locate a good spot for water well drilling. Thankfully, there are some scientists you can talk to about your new water well who can help you find the best spot to dig.

Talking to Geologists

A geologist can recognize areas on your rocky property where water may be hiding down below. Certain types of rock, such as limestone, are dead giveaways for areas where water trickles down and sinks below ground. If you are not very good at recognizing rock types and variants, then engaging a geologist in conversation about your property and a well project will definitely help. He or she may even be able to suggest a type of kit that tests rocks for the presence of water and water solubility, which are both indicators of the presence of underground aquifers. If you are unsure how to even use such a kit, a geologist might be willing to show you how or come out to your property for a fee to help with these seemingly complex tests.

Talking to Hydrologists

Hydrologists often work side-by-side with geologists when searching for possible sources of fresh water. A hydrologist also maps out known areas where water has been discovered underground and/or where well drilling companies have already dug wells. In addition to this information, hydrologists log the depths of known wells, monitor water flow for changes, and can tell you where the best spot in your yard is for a well that will continue to provide good water for years to come.

Talking to Seismologists

Seismologists study the movement of large, rocky areas with the intent to catch and/or prevent seismic (earthquake) activity. Many of the world's earthquakes are indetectable to people because they occur so far down in the earth's crust or the ocean floor, but any seismic activity in your area could have a deep and lasting impact on the efficacy of your well drilling. For example, you chose a particular spot for a new well, dug it, installed the pumps and equipment, and then there was some seismic activity very close to the aquifer you found. Lots of rock and debris could fall into the well and taint it or prevent the water from being pumped to the surface. If you live near known fault lines, then you definitely want to consult a seismologist before you dig your next well. To find out more, speak with a business like Henderson Well & Pump Co.