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ELECTRONIC BOREHOLE SURVEYING
Using the latest electronic and computer satellite equipment to find underground water

Electronic borehole surveying using the latest electronic and computer satellite equipment to find underground waterAWEST is dedicated to becoming a leading service provider in the water finding industry. We use the latest state of the art technology to measure groundwater depths and yields. Our services helps borehole drillers, golf and real estate developers, homeowners, farmers and municipalities.

AWEST helps clients evaluate potential locations on their property without the expense of drilling test holes. With the help of our Geophysical equipment developed around the world we can provide estimates of depth and interpreted yield on the locations surveyed. The information we gather helps clients make an informed choice on the optimum location to drill a borehole, reducing their risk of a “dry hole”. Though dry holes don't happen often, they do, particularly in hard to find water areas, at times costing thousands of rand. Our goal is to find our clients the water they need and prevent them from drilling dry holes. Our clients have the benefit of our experience in South Africa and the Geophysical Technology we use that is considered to be some of the best and most economical being used to locate ground water today.

Electronic borehole surveying using the latest electronic and computer satellite equipment to find underground waterUnlike traditional water divining methods, this geophysical technology is based on scientific principles and these methods have been proven to consistently provide accurate results. Though our work is based on research and various other tools, once we have decided where to do the survey, the work you will see us do using geophysical equipment to collect data with processing and interpretation, will help us determine the viability of developing a borehole at the site.

We also use  computer and satellite GIS (Global Information System) as preliminary research and then go to target areas using GPS equipment. We evaluate the types of geological formations under investigation and their potential aquifers. We look at the rainfall and the percentage of groundwater recharge. We look at aerial photography in search of visible indications that may assist us in looking at a large area to try and select groundwater targets and eliminate outer parts of the area from further consideration.

Electronic borehole surveying using the latest electronic and computer satellite equipment to find underground waterThe differences in rock characteristics such as magnetic intensity, density, electrical resistivity as well as seismic velocities are used. The observations of these differences is interpreted in terms of the existing geology, for the best siting of the borehole positions.


For more information please contact Zain Bester

Cell: 072 841 0693 · Fax: 086 544 1793 · P.O. Box 7073, Blanco, George, 6531 · E-Mail: zainbester@yahoo.co.uk