Monday, December 31, 2012

AquaLocate rings in the 2013 New Year with the GF6 Seismo-electric groundwater location unit. (Re-design of the GF3500)

The GF6 (newly updated from the GF3500) seismo-electric survey instrument is designed specifically for detecting electrical signals generated by the passage of seismic impulses through layered rocks, sediments and soils. Its design is porta...ble, rugged and simple. The remarkably high signal to noise ratios achieved with the patented design means that productivities are high; up to twenty water well or oil well sites or more can be surveyed by one operator in a day of work. Over seventy five units have been sold to businesses and research organizations around the world. Most are used for groundwater and well water investigation but some are used for civil and environmental engineering work, research, and minerals exploration. Dozens of operators have used these units to find well water for farmers, home owners, land developers and anyone who needed to find well water before going to the significant expense of drilling a water well. The quality and potential quantity of the aquifer is estimated by semi-empirical relationships established between signal bandwidth and amplitude and aquifer permeability. These are supported by thousands of observations over the past decade. Contact Ervin at AquaLocate for sales & training information! Toll Free: 1.800.251.2920 or visit www.AquaLocate.com 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Groundwater Surveying in Twilight Territory (Forks WA)

For those of you who are Twilight fans you might be interested to know AquaLocate helped a client who lives very close to the same woods all those vampires and werewolves live and hunt... 
 locate and drill a successful new water well. 

There is no "twilight" like power to our technology... as it's pure science and we estimated our client (Don) would get about 3 gallons per minute at about 195 feet deep.  

Don's new well is just over 3 gallons per minute which was encountered between 196 and 230 feet.
You can find out more information about our seismo electric groundwater surveys and the technology at http://www.AquaLocate.com or call toll free 1.800.251.2920

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What exactly is “Seismo Electrics” and what is it used for?

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We hope this video was informative. If you need help locating groundwater for your next well please call us toll free at 1.800.251.2920 or visit our survey site at findwellwater.com. If you're interest is in the seismo electric GF6 technology please visit www.aqualocate.com

GF6 seismo electric groundwater location technology redesign update! Find well water with science.

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To find out more about ground water location services before you begin drilling visit www.findwellwater.com or to inquire about the GF6 equipment sales visit our website at www.AquaLocate.com (OR) call 1.800.215.2920

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Super jazzed!  AquaLocate is putting the final touches on the GF6 (Redesign of the GF3500). Literally the enclosure and then we’re done! This redesign has been long in the making and we're even booked to fly out of country in December to train the first buyer of the redesigned groundwater location technology!  Pictures may be posted as early as Dec 1st!

Q: What is the difference between the GF3500 Seismo electric groundwater location technology (In use since 1998) and the new GF6 design?

A: The new design dubbed the “GF6” was designed by AquaLocate’s own Ervin Kraemer with the valuable input of Dr. Richard Clarke, UK developer of the original GF3500. The GF6 is more portable, compact, sensitive to deeper water sources, and has a completely redesigned software interface which will allow for easy export to flow modeling software. Additionally, the software is no longer restricted to use through a bulky military laptop but is now used on any Windows 7 based consumer grade laptop.  The total weight of the unit has gone from approximately 20lbs to less than 3lbs in a new sleek modern design.

For more information contact AquaLocate USA the worldwide manufacturers/distributers of the GF3500/GF6                Toll Free: 800.251.2920 (OR) 425.522.3463

Monday, November 12, 2012

Another Successful Seismo electric groundwater survey!


Another Successful Seismo electric groundwater survey!

A client obtained by a Colorado operator of the GF3500 (Louis) through AquaLocate had already experienced one dry well and one very low yield well prior to contacting Louis.  Both wells were drilled within 20 feet of each other by the same drilling contractor. 
The client contacted Louis and had a survey completed.  Due to very poor testing conditions, Louis told the client that further testing would not likely result in good quality data.  The client still wanted Louis to complete more testing to which Louis complied.  Once the testing was complete Louis provided him with a report which indicated there was very little likelihood of obtaining a sufficient amount of water.  The client chose to drill anyway and hired the same drilling contractor he previously used.  The drilling contractor had significant trouble drilling the well and finally gave up due to those problems.
  The client rehired Louis to complete more testing on different part of his property and this time Louis asked Ervin Kraemer of AquaLocate to help interpreting the new seismo-electric data.
  In spite of the marginal data quality due to the testing condition, Ervin told Louis that the best site would likely yield between 2 and 6 gallons per minute at a depth of 330 feet. 
 The final well was drilled by a new drilling contractor (Justice Water Systems, INC).  The final well depth was 313 feet and the final yield was 5 gallons per minute.  Needless to say, the client is very happy and in turn, Louis is very happy with the data interpretation assistance he received from AquaLocate.
If you need help locating an aquifer before the drilling begins, be sure to contact AquaLocate toll free at 800.251.2920 or visit us online at http://www.aqualocate.com

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Do well drillers locate the aquifer before drilling begins?



Q: Should I have a seismo electric groundwater survey completed before I have the driller begin drilling? Do well drillers recommend it?

A: This is a two part question and we have answers!

First, YES you should have an AquaLocate survey completed! Here’s why… AquaLocate final reports tell the aquifer location, depth and estimated GPM (gallons per minute) the new well will provide. This information helps you plan financially for your well! You wouldn’t build a house without a plan would you?

Second, some but not all well drillers recommend doing a scientific (seismo electric) groundwater study before they begin drilling. Consider this: ($$$ per foot) the price for a well is based on the depth rather than on the aquifer yield or success of a productive well. Additionally if the new well is dry or unproductive-you still pay for the hole in the ground.  We work with some great well drillers and can often recommend drillers with integrity.

Consider an AquaLocate groundwater survey and have a plan for your well water development project BEFORE the drilling begins!

Avoid a dry hole, low yield and even salt water!

Call toll free: 800.251.2920 http://www.aqualocate.com

Saturday, October 27, 2012

What a drilled well is...

AquaLocate is a proud member of National Ground Water Association!

NGWA has some great resources for well drilling. Check out this NGWA site...

After you read the article below about "what a drilled well is" contact us to find out how to locate the well water before the drilling begins!

Toll Free: 800.291.2920 www.AquaLocate.com

http://wellowner.org/basics/types-of-wells/what-exactly-is-a-drilled-well/

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Our team lead Ervin Kraemer just landed in TEXAS! He’s there to train another team on how to use the seismo electric groundwater location technology we manufacture and distribute around the world.

Visit us at: www.findwellwater.com (OR) give us a call at 800.251.2920
We can provide:
  • We offer FREE consultation on upcoming water well drilling projects.
  • Maps and profiles showing well water (aquifer) depth, thickness, and quality to plan new well sites
  • Reports predicting water well yield Water well drilling solutions
  • Reports identifying polluted or high saline areas
  • Investigation of polluted sites limiting boreholes
  • Development of contour maps
  • Mapping of problem zones in major excavation sites
  • Assistance in the planning of large-scale development of dry land agriculture
  • Assistance with de-watering programs
  • Water table delineation
  • Permeability profiles
  • Assistance with land fill development
  • Input and advise on all phases of your new water well project

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Should I have a well water location survey done on my property before I buy?


Q: Why should I have a well water location survey completed before I buy a piece of property?

A: Because if the property you are looking at isn't in an area where there is a history of good producing wells, you need a specific amount of water or you are looking at a piece of property to buy but want to know if there is enough groundwater, then it would likely be a wise investment to have a well water location survey completed before you commit to the purchase. Many people select a successful well water location survey as a contingency on the purchase agreement. We suggest that you don't commit to the very substantial purchase of a piece of land before you know it will provide access to the critical resources you will need. 
There are many resources readily available for land owners to conduct research about water wells around their property.
If you are having trouble finding information or don't have the time to complete proper research then contact us at 800.251.2920 and ask for a FREE research consultation. www.aqualocate.com

Monday, October 15, 2012

How does the GF3500 seismo electric (scientific) groundwater surveying system work?

Q: How does the Seismo electric system AquaLocate manufactures and provides groundwater survey with work?
 A: The GF3500 and a seismic source are used together to generate and collect the seismo electric signal. The seismic source is used to create a sound wave (pulse). When the sound wave moves through aquifers the water in the aquifer moves relative to the rock formation. Ions in the water are dragged away from their partners bound to the rock and the electrical disturbance created travels to the surface at the speed of light and is detected by the antenna array.
 Each signal is separated in time from its neighbors by the propagation time of the down going seismic pulse. This gives unambiguous depth and thickness data, as with reflection seismic. The form of each signal gives information about the depth, thickness and quality of the aquifer and this is used to estimate the likely yield from a water well drilled at the survey site.
For GF3500 equipment purchasing, consultation or groundwater survey information contact us toll free at 800.251.2920 or check us out at www.AquaLocate.com
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Groundwater surveying in Onion Creek with science! Well water location, depth & yield before the well drilling begins!


Groundwater surveying with science in Onion Creek WA!
Our team just arrived in Onion Creek to complete a residential groundwater survey! The clients need to know the aquifer location, depth and yield and we’re going to help them find that out Using science!  Onion Creek seems like a really fun place! Check it out!
According to http://www.onioncreekstore.com/index.html  Onion Creek was settled by farmers and loggers in the late 1800's. Relatives of the families that settled here are still living in the area today. The town of   Northport, WA,  13 miles to the north, was a mining boom town. At that time it was a long dirt road from county seat in Colville to the town of Standard (the original name of Onion Creek.) There are no signs of Standard anymore, and the town of Northport has a population of 321. Onion Creek School and Onion Creek General Store are the remaining 'businesses' in Onion Creek.
Community spirit is strong in Onion Creek. Community volunteers built a playground in the park next to the store. Halloween dinner and treats is an annual free event for the children here. Every child in Onion Creek from babies to High School seniors receive a holiday stocking, handmade and filled by caring community members. The Northport food bank  receives generous donations from many people here even if they may be economically disadvantaged. And it is rare to be passed on the roadway if you appear to need a ride.
The original Onion Creek store was built in the late 1970's when a new group of pioneers settled the area. These people set out to build their own log homes and lived off the land, a kind of green movement.

Onion Creek became notorious when a strain of marijuana grown in the area was featured in  High Times Magazine.   The reputation lives on, and helicopters still fly every summer looking for crops. Most of the gardens in Onion Creek  contain vegetables though, and garlic is a popular crop, too.
There are many artistic  and  creative people who live here. The pioneer spirit is still evident too, as there are many people building their own homes, powering with solar, living green  and living off the grid.

 Onion Creek School is an award winning school teaching  preschool through eighth grade. Class sizes are small and personal attention is given to every student. Students have  unique opportunities such as cross country skiing lessons and a school garden. Some classes are still held in the original 1917 school building.  There is no finer educational experience than that of the students at Onion Creek.
www.aqualocate.com  Contact us if you need help with groundwater location! 800.251.2920 Call before you start drilling!

Monday, September 24, 2012

What is the best method for locating groundwater according to the ngwa?


What is the best method for locating groundwater?

 The Position of the National Ground Water Association is this (and we [AquaLocate] agree!
NGWA strongly opposes the use of water witches to locate groundwater on the grounds that controlled experimental evidence clearly indicates that the technique is totally without scientific merit.

The Association recommends the use of proven hydrogeological and geophysical techniques for groundwater reconnaissance when its presence is not easily recognizable by drilling contractors.

 The AquaLocate seismo electric geophysical technique is readily used throughout the world.  Locating the water before drilling a well is crucial to a successful end result in any well drilling project.

 For information about seismo electric geophysical techniques for groundwater location contact us today at 800.251.2920 or visit our website at http://www.aqualocate.com

                                Well (Aquifer) Location, depth & yield before drilling begins.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Client feedback!
 
“Hey Ervin - Ron was very helpful to talk to and referred me to Moerke  & Sons as he thought it would be way too expensive for his outfit to comes to Rochester.  Moerke drilled yesterday down to 70' (your Recommendation was 66' or 67') and we had a steady 9 gpm after running the water for over an hour.  Needless to say, we are thrilled. Thought you might want to know how things turned out. Thanks for all of your help! Laurie”

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

AquaLocate is now a proud member of the National Ground Water Association

AquaLocate is now a proud member of the National Ground Water Association (Under: Manufacturer listing).

It's going to be great informing ngwa members and readers about AquaLocate and the new GF6 design (Seismo Electric Groundwater location system).

Give us a call if you need help locating a water well before you drill or want GF6 info! 800.251.2920

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Water witching VS. Science...


The bad news:
Had a gentleman from Oregon call us today, he told us that he had a well water site witched/doused only to drill a $5,000 DRY well (hole) in the spot pointed out by the douser as a potential well site… Now he is hiring us to locate the aquifer on his property before drilling another well for his home…. 

The good news:
We can see water beneath the ground with Seismo Electric Technology (Aquifer location-depth- yield…before you drill).

There’s just no substitute for a scientific method for groundwater location! Call us today if you need our help before the drilling begins!

800.251.2920       www.aqualocate.com

Monday, September 17, 2012

The GF6- Latest Design of the EKS geophysical Aquifer/ water locating system


The GF6!
Soon you can purchase the latest design of the EKS geophysical well water locating system for about the cost of one dry domestic well before you start paying a driller to search for the best place to drill. 
With the average domestic water well being 200 feet deep and the average cost per foot of a finished well being between $40 and $75 a new well will cost between $8,000 and $15,000 why wouldn't you purchase a geophysical system that will help you prevent drilling even a single dry or low yielding well (OR) in the least hire us to conduct a groundwater survey on your land before drilling begins?  Call AquaLocate at 800-251.2920 to find out more!
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Groundwater Exploration, water well depth & yield using the GF3500 seismo electric technology


Q: What Kind of groundwater exploration does the GF3500 seismo electric technology offer?
A: This system has been effectively used to locate groundwater for well water development across North America, New Zeeland, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The GF3500 makes it possible to estimate water table depth but most people who use the equipment or our services want to know approximately how deep to drill and approximately how much water they can expect from their new water well. For more information on the GF3500 seismo electric groundwater location system (sale, training and services) contact us toll free at 1.800.251.2920 www.aqualocate.com

Friday, September 7, 2012

Seismo-electric groundwater surveying - hammer/plate method


The GF3000 seismo-electric groundwater survey equipment is designed specifically for detecting electrical signals generated by the passage of seismic waves through rocks, sediments and soils. Here Ervin Kraemer uses the hammer/plate method which is used for generating a signal which will detect the depth and yield of an aquifer within 300 feet of the surface. Contact us toll free at 800.251.2920 visit us online at Http://www.aqualocate.com
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Inundated with phone calls!

Yesterday we were inundated with phone calls- from people who need our groundwater location service. It started again this morning with the first call coming in a 6:30 am.

This year has been especially busy for us with the groundwater location services and we’ve had to schedule people weeks, even months out because of the demand.

NO complaints…want to help as many people as we can locate the water before they begin drilling a well. It always helps to know the depth and yield of an aquifer before putting money into what could be a dry well!

         Call us if you need help, we provide service worldwide! Toll Free: 1.800.251.2920

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Does AquaLocate work with or recommend well drilling companies?


Q: I know that AquaLocate locates the groundwater depth & yield with seismo electric technology but does AquaLocate work with or recommend well drilling companies?

A: AquaLocate does recommend drillers; our recommendation is always based on the integrity of the well driller according to our experience with them.
E.g. Is the driller anxious to just drill to the average depth of all the other wells in the area and not be bothered by the clients AquaLocate  groundwater exploration report (OR) does the driller attend to each client based on that client’s specific needs?

In this pic: Ervin and Jacob Kraemer are in the middle of completing a groundwater survey. Need help finding groundwater before you drill? Contact us Toll free at 800.251.2920

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Long drive back to the office after groundwater surveys in MT!

Well the guys from the WA team are headed back to the office after providing some groundwater location surveys in Montana yesterday.
 
 The pic below is of Jacob Kraemer, Senior Field Tech. pulling electrodes from the ground after a sounding. ...
 
 
 If you need advice about a well drilling project or groundwater survey give us a call:
1-800-251-2920 We provide service worldwide!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

More results using seismo electric technology!

The following are some results using seismo electric technology by Ervin Kraemer or by individuals that Ervin trained!

(WA)
Information Source: State Website
Another success for a client who had a small piece of property in Northern Oregon and had a very expensive nearly dry well. We estimated the depth at about 280 feet and a yield around 3 gallons per minute. The client drilled right after our visit and ended up with a great well that produced twice the yield we estimated at a depth of 285 feet. We love it when a plan comes together. http://www.aqualocate.com

(TX) EKS Results:
Information Source: Client
"We did a survey that just finished drilling a well that came in at 350gpm at 169'. We interpreted a category M (200-350gpm) at 210'. He was thrilled. He'll now be able to plant cotton in a field where there has never been any and reap the financial benefits from it.  Thank you for your data interpretation assistance Ervin. "-Gerald, American Water Locators, TX


(WA) EKS Results:
Client - Jeff C.
Information Source: Well Report
NGS provided a 16 site survey for a large farm near Quincy, WA. A number of the sites indicated the client could expect between 450 and 850gpm at a depth range of 265 and 325 feet. A new well was drilled with a final depth of 182 feet and a preliminary yield of 600gpm. Way to go Jake and Brian.

Contact Ervin for groundwater location information: Toll Free 1-800-251-2920

Today our team is headed to Montana!


There is a universal need for clean water. Only big cities and densely populated areas have

piped water. Elsewhere aquifers often provide clean fresh water via boreholes. This water is

nearly always derived from rainwater by downward percolation from the surface, from rivers, or

by flow along rock layers from outcrop in adjacent hills or mountains.

There is such a growing need for our technology and our books are certainly overflowing this year with great clients!  

Today our team is headed to Montana to complete surveys for two new clients. The need for this technology in Montana is great; the guys were just there a couple of weeks ago.

 If you’re in Montana and interested in the technology give us a call to find out equipment & training rates.

 800-425-2920 or visit our website at www.aqualocate.com

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Results Using Seismo Electric Technology

The following are some results using seismo electric technology by Ervin and/or by individuals that Ervin of AquaLocate trained!

(WA)
Information Source: State Website
Another success for a client who had a small piece of property in Northern Oregon and had a very expensive nearly dry well. We estimated the depth at about 280 feet and a yield around 3 gallons per minute. The client drilled right after our visit and ended up with a great well that produced twice the yield we estimated at a depth of 285 feet. We love it when a plan comes together. http://www.aqualocate.com

(TX) EKS Results:
Information Source: Client
"I just got a call from a client we did a survey for last February to tell me he just finished drilling a well that came in at 350gpm at 169'. We interpreted a category M (200-350gpm) at 210'. He was thrilled. He'll now be able to plant cotton in a field where there has never been any and reap the financial benefits from it. Thank you for your assistance. Thought you'd want to know. Gerald"

(WA) EKS Results:
Client - Jeff C.
Information Source: Well Report
On August 27, 2009 NGS provided a 16 site survey for a large farm near Quincy, WA. A number of the sites indicated the client could expect between 450 and 850gpm at a depth range of 265 and 325 feet. A new well was drilled on January 12, 2010 with a final depth of 182 feet and a preliminary yield of 600gpm. Way to go Jake and Brian.

Contact Ervin for groundwater location information: Toll Free 1-800-251-2920

Monday, August 6, 2012

How much does it cost to drill a well?


Q: How much does it cost to drill a well?

A: Well drilling prices vary depending on the area you live in. For example: Below are approximations of well costs depending on the state:

 WA about $10,000 to $12,000

 CA about $11,000 to $14,000

 SC about $5,000 to $8,000

 TX about $5,000 to $8,000

Because drilling a well is so very costly and you will pay for it whether or not it is productive, the more important question is not how much will my well cost but rather is there an aquifer on my property and if so what is the aquifers depth and potential yield.

Like you and I a well driller cannot tell you this before the drilling begins. This is where Seismo Electric technology comes into play, offering us the ability to see beneath the ground-the aquifers depth and yield!

AquaLocate uses a scientific method for locating groundwater (aquifer) depth and yield before drilling begins. Why begin drilling and paying per foot drilled when you’re not sure how deep you will need to go in the first place? Just because the neighbors well is 800 feet does not mean yours needs to be, nor does it mean you should have to pay for a well that deep!

Call me [Ervin] toll free today to find out more: 1.800.251.2920    www.aqualocate.com

Friday, August 3, 2012

Witching-Dowsing-Devining

Q:  Witching-Dowsing-Devining

A:  People often contact us and ask if we believe in witching, often referred to as dowsing or divining. Many times these people are folks who believe in it whole heartedly but have hired us to “confirm” their dowsing skills.  I think it’s safe to say that we believe in science when it comes to looking for groundwater. Our basic answer is this;

Water well witching or dowsing has been around for a long time and at first look appears that it may work. It is important to remember that there is no scientific evidence to prove that water well witching works any better than simply picking a spot to drill a well.  AquaLocate can successfully locate a good water well site and show the estimated depth to water and expected yield with reasonable accuracy by using seismo-electric technology developed by Groundflow Ltd.

If you need help locating groundwater before drilling a water well and wish to do so using science please call us. We'll give you FREE information about your general area, if you're not in an area where you need a survey and it's afe to drill anyhere we'll tell you if not, then we can plan out a survey to help you with your well water needs!  Toll FREE 800-251-2920
www.aqualocate.com

Thursday, August 2, 2012

How can Seismo Electric Technology help you or your clients find well water?


YOU’RE THE REALTOR, THE LAND BROKER AND/OR THE LOAN OFFICER…

Your client just paid for a  dry well! They need help finding the water before they drill another hole in the ground but who can help them? Of all the technology out there which ones are bogus and which are legit? We can help!

How can Seismo Electric Technology help you or your clients find well water?
 The purpose of our technology is to save people from drilling dry and/or low yielding water wells or shall we say holes in the ground. Since 2001 we’ve used seismo electric technology developed by Dr. J. Millar & Dr. R. Clarke of the U.K. to locate groundwater (aquifers) for clients seeking to find an aquifers depth & yield before attempting to drill water wells.

Why do people consider me an expert in Seismo electric technology?
Through AquaLocate USA & affiliated companies I have been involved in successfully providing more than 35,000 individual seismo electric soundings throughout the U.S., Canada, MX, NZ, AU, India, Oman & Saudi Arabia.

 How Seismo electric technology works: The seismo electric method somewhat resembles the seismic method which is often used in oil field exploration. The main difference between seismo electric systems and seismic systems is that the seismo electric method is much simpler to use and a seismic system only records rock structure information and cannot provide any unequivocal information about the aquifer such as the actual groundwater depth and yield.

More specifically: The GF3500 and a seismic source are used together to generate and collect the seismo electric signal. The seismic source is used to create a sound wave (pulse).  These sound waves move through the aquifer and the water in the aquifer moves relative to the rock formation. Ions in the water are dragged away from their partners bound to the rock and the electrical disturbance created travels to the surface at the speed of light and is detected by the antenna array. Each signal is separated in time from its neighbors by the propagation time of the down going seismic pulse. This gives unambiguous depth and thickness data, as with reflection seismic. The form of each signal gives information about the depth, thickness and quality of the aquifer and this is used to estimate the likely yield from a water well drilled at the survey site. The data is saved and a final written report is compiled once the information is reviewed and approved by a state licensed Geophysicist, Geologist and/or or Hydro Geologist (regulations vary by state).

Unfortunately we are often the second call a client makes. They pay for a dry well that’s been drilled, have lost a significant amount of money then turn to us to fix it (find the water). When professionals like you are in the know and can refer businesses like us, you have the advantage of helping your client avoid paying for a dry well!  

 How can we help you? Give me a call at 888.808.8598  http://www.aqualocate.com