A water divining job in Llansilin in April 2009 proved interesting it was
the last of three jobs in quick succession and all three properties were
within a quarter of a mile of each other.
The challenge was to find a
reliable source of sweet (drinking) water for each client that did not
interfere with their neighbours supply. Peter successfully identified three
separate sources of water for the clients.
In these pictures we
see the final of the three boreholes being drilled. Here Peter found a stream of sweet
water at around 30 metres and the drillers were duly called. A few weeks later Peter
received a panicked call from Llansilin - the drill had reached 30 metres
and there was no sign of water. Puzzled, Peter donned his helmet, leapt onto
his motorbike and through driving rain made his way to the site. He was
greeted by a relieved client - who told him they had drilled just a little
further - to 35 metres and hit water.
led Peter to the drilling rig where water was gushing from the ground. By
then the weather had cleared, and Peter was able to get these photographs of
abundant water flowing from the ground. The depth count had been slightly
out because of the presence of clay in the drilling area, this can sometimes
make water appear not to be as deep as it really is.
In the photo below you can see how accurately Peter
marked where water would be found. The two blue flags one either side of the
hole are the flags Peter uses to mark the edges of the underground stream -
now you know what to look for, you'll be able to spot the flags in other
photos across this website.
Usually water takes a while to run clean, but when Peter
left the site and hour later, the water was already running crystal clear.
The weather held until Peter got home again, and he was
glad to have had the chance to get photographs of the borehole being
drilled. In the testimonial linked below the client states...
'It was a pleasure to watch Peter dowse on our
property - and to spend time discussing and practicing the various methods
used - many thanks'
Did you ever wonder what a modern well looks
Forget any ideas of buckets on ropes, picturesque
brickwork or tiled roofs. The truth is with a modern borehole once
its is finished you barely know it's there.
Drilling a borehole - start to Finish...
From this... the place Peter marked
as the drilling spot...
to this ... the finished manhole
for the successfully drilled well.
Once the manhole is backfilled, all that is visible is a
small slab of concrete marking where the well is sited. (The yellow peg
behind the manhole is one of the original three in the first photograph -
the driller drilled where the middle peg was located.)