The Situation.

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 Technology.

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.

The Solution.

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.

The Outcome.

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!

The Audience.

From ranchers needing water to support their cattle, to developers creating neighborhoods, to forest services needing water to fight large-scale wildfires, the Water for Earth approach to enhancing our water supply will be a benefit to almost everyone.

About Us

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.

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