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Stop Drilling Dry Holes for Water Wells

End the Costly Search for Water

Finding fresh groundwater for water wells, especially in arid regions, can be expensive and challenging. The success rate of drilling a useful well averages between 30-40% in areas where water is scarce. This means that drilling a “dry hole” is more likely than finding the water a farmer or rancher desperately needs.

And, to add insult to injury, some of these dry well bores can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. We’ve received reports from farmers in Arizona and New Mexico who each spent nearly $500,000 on a dry hole. Even if a well yields some water, it may often not be enough to provide the necessary quantity for the job.

Most professional water drillers operate in a certain area and they rely on historical well data and their own experience in locating a water bore site. Some even use “water witching” or “dowsing” to find water. There’s nothing wrong with this, but the chances of finding water remain in that same 30-40% range.

It’s Time to Stop Drilling Dry Holes

It doesn’t have to be this way. Technology has progressed to the point where at AquaterreX we have a 90% success rate that is approaching 100% in locating groundwater. We like to say, “If there’s water there, we’ll find it.”

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This remarkable success rate comes from a unique combination of technologies to locate water. Multicomponent geospatial information, satellite imagery, geologic, hydrologic, atmospheric data and proprietary software algorithms are combined with the most innovative on-the-ground instrumentation to locate the depth and estimated quantity of fresh water. AquaterreX believes it possesses the most advanced combination of technologies in this arena.

Customer quote: “Thank you for your great work. I can assure you that it was a wonderful relief to find good water after 6 dusty, dry holes [drilled by others].”
Charles Smith – New South Wales Australia

Sometimes the Water is Deeper

As the challenges in arid regions become more costly and extreme, many drillers have to drill deeper to find water. Indeed, a 2019 report in Nature Sustainability that analyzed data from nearly 12 million wells across the US found that 79% of the areas showed well-deepening trends growing between 1950-2015.

Finding Deep Seated Water without having to drill wells thousands of feet deep would be an attractive, workable solution. Not only can one save the cost of a deep dry hole, but deeper fresh water will be less contaminated than water from shallow aquifers and surface water sources. A good example is the new discovery in Texas we reported on last week. The huge Maverick Basin Aquifer contains water that meets or exceeds federal and state drinking water standards. The study also stated that the aquifer’s recharge zone (the area that refills or “recharges” the aquifer with water) has no connection to the nearby Rio Grande river. Link: Huge New Deep Seated Water aquifer

There is Plenty of Water and We Can Find It

The US National Groundwater Association estimes there is 6,000 years of freshwater supply in the upper two kilometers of the earth’s crust Nature Geoscience article. AquaterreX has developed the ability to locate and economically bring to the surface these previously untapped water resources.

Deep Seated Water – An Almost Unlimited Alternative Source

Deep Seated Water (DSW), is groundwater, typically sourced from deep aquifers that are located lower than shallow aquifers. Such deep aquifers are supplied not only from local catchment basins but also by subsurface inflows across basin boundaries. Deep Seated Water also encompasses water created at the mantle level of the Earth under extreme heat and pressure.

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About AquaterreX

AquaterreX (www.aquaterrex.com) is a global environmental services organization with a mission to broadly implement effective water and food security solutions. The name AquaterreX comes from the Latin, aqua (water) and French, terre (earth, land) which is a derivative of the Latin, terra, and “X” for exploration. Thus, AquaterreX encompasses water and land solutions for the planet.

The company possesses proprietary technology to locate Deep Seated Water, which is fresh water situated below the shallow groundwater that supplies the majority of fresh water on the planet. This vast new source of water can help solve the water crisis facing billions of people.