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When drilling a well, location is everything

Farmers are drilling deeper with each passing generation as they look for reliable quantities of good water to support livestock operations.

“It is simply due to the thinking that we can obtain more reliable water and bigger (water) yields by getting away from shallows wells that may be susceptible to surface contamination,” says groundwater specialist Gary Kehler of Longview, Alta.

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Barrhead Water Well Success

We completed a survey near Tiger Lily, AB for a Rancher  identifying the best of survey location as having potential of  3-10 gpm from an aquifer at 60 meters with potential of a 2nd deeper aquifer. Matt Mahar drilled and  struck water completing a well rated at 7...

Survey near Nanton, AB

March 30,  2016, Generally tough to get water area. Previous survey completed to the south of subject property, after 6 dry holes,  resulted in a 8+ gpm well. First attempt on this site for a new home was a 300 foot dry hole this spring. WaterFind carried out a minimum survey of 6 sounding sites, with the report  identifying the best site to drill. Result was a 5 gpm well 180 feet. Of note is that the new well  was only 75 meters from the dryhole. Our slogan rings true “CALL BEFORE YOU DRILL! Optimize for the best yield possible. Owners comment.. “I really appreciate your service! I will definitely be getting you again when we do wells at the other place. Prob next...

Energy Equine gets needed water

“After drilling two dry holes and spending close to $20,000 for our commercial well project we were looking at alternative water options until we found Gary with WaterFind.. He came out immediately, tested several locations on our property and located enough water to source our 5300 square foot commercial building. I would highly recommend his services to locate water BEFORE you start drilling blindly! Gary was also extremely helpful with the commercial licensing application of our well. The whole process would have been quite intimidating without his assistance and expertise! ” Great People I am sure will look after your horses very...

Spring to Finding Water Early , March 4, 2016

Our busy season isn’t even underway yet we have more surveys booked by early March this year then in the last 10. We fully expect to do at least half a dozen surveys the next couple of weeks, when most times,  that kind of work load starts in late April and early May. The “read”  is that only a ton of snow and rain the next weeks will slow it down before late June and in truth we all need it, at surface, and for recharge for the aquifers that provide us with ground water many of us need. The bulk that are looking ahead with caution are ranchers and farmers who’s dugouts just didn’t get the water or runoff yet. By the snow cover and lack of rain they just may not get to full level. Interest and bookings for surveys have not been this high in the West, since SK did the water development program 6-7 years ago and acerage development was so busy in AB. We also have hay crop so, like so many, we are looking for moisture as well. Here’s hoping for a WET spring for us all across the West. Water...

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