Water for Earth™ focuses on one of the largest infrastructure problems in the country - depleting groundwater.
States such as Texas, California and Arizona have more demand for water than they can deliver. Water for Earth plans to identify aquifer entry points to allow large-scale, harvested rainfall to fill aquifers. This is similar to the playas that have been naturally occurring in the western U.S. for thousands of years.
Our patented technology can map groundwater levels that are present beneath the surface and also hard layers capable of forming artificial aquifers when sufficient water reaches them. We can also see paths of downward percolation.
More economical and sustainable than desalination plants and completely scalable, Water for Earth plans to help individual landowners recharge areas under their land and municipalities to recharge entire regions.
Whether its by population growth or state-mandated water restrictions, water is depleting at an alarming rate for municipalities. The good news is Water for Earth can help with a new source of water supply for your community.
As a Socially Responsible Company, you understand the importance of creating a sustainable future for your employees and your customers. Water for Earth can help with your initiatives.
If you’re a commercial developer trying to get a project approved, consider including an aquifer recharge zone with your bid! Water for Earth can help you identify the best location on your site.
Whether you’re a landowner with a well that is going dry over the summer drought, or a landowner facing a very deep and expensive well drilling project, Water for Earth may be able to assist you in obtaining an alternative source of water.
Rain falling on flat fields has very little impact in refilling aquifers. In Texas for example, an acre of farmland receives 2-acre foot of rain per year, averaging less than 1/2" with each rainstorm. And unfortunately, most of this rain is quickly absorbed by the top couple feet of soil and is evaporated by the sun before it has an opportunity to travel deeper.
Water for Earth is going to change this.
The patented EM Locator Technology system identifies aquifers down to 5,000 feet within minutes. It's currently being used in Texas by Well Water Finders™ to find aquifers for water wells so water can be extracted from the ground to support livestock, farms, businesses and residences. Water for Earth will use this system in a different way - identifying entry points that can be used to refill aquifers so water can be put back into the ground.
Water for Earth will leverage the EM Locator Technology innovation to enhance large-scale rain harvesting, similar to the playa conservation approach used in the southwest that recharges the Ogallala Aquifer. By constructing these 1-acre wide percolation ponds in the correct locations, more than 1-acre foot of rain per year could be harvested that was previously evaporated.
The sloped berm construction by the landowner is fairly straightforward. They will remove 2-feet of dirt from the center of the zone and build a 3% slope to the outside edge.
This may look like a typical pond, but its not. It's literally designed to drain rainwater into the ground. Thanks to the EM Locator Technology system, Water for Earth will position an aquifer recharge zone over an identified aquifer entry point where it could put more than 325,000 gallons of water into an aquifer every year. That's enough water to support 5 houses - from only 1-acre!
Hi! We’re Andrew and Teisha Vandekop, the founders of Water for Earth. We have extensive experience using the patented EM Locator Technology system to find aquifers for the withdrawal of water. In 2023, we plan to use this technology to assist in recharging depleted aquifers and constructing completely new aquifers.Read More
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