Water dowsing, also known as divining, is a traditional method of locating underground springs and watercourses. The dowser walks over a site noting the particular reactions they detect through their chosen dowsing medium, be it wood, metal or bone. The successful dowser will not only locate the spring, he or she will calculate the depth and quantity of water present.
Research has led scientists to believe that the dowser senses subtle electromagnetic gradients resulting from the fissures and water flows creating changes in the electrical properties of rock and soil. Years of experience in the field has given us an accurate mathematical model of our own dowser’s readings adding a further level of precision to the surveys we carry out.
What We Do
Our dowser will visit the site and, using a dowsing rod will carry out a spatial survey analysing the strength of her reactions to water flow. This data is used to precisely locate the point at which optimum water supply will be achieved. The drilling point is marked with a stake. Within a week, a written report will follow confirming depth and quantity of flow. This allows you to cost your drilling accurately and avoid unnecessary and expensive drilling depth. For example, drilling companies routinely drill in the most practical location for their rigs, using geological maps to roughly locate water and its depth. As drilling is cost per metre, this imprecise approach can result in considerable over-expenditure.A 50m over-drill with casing would cost in the region of £5,000.