Each Water for Earth aquifer recharge zone is $5,000 (excluding the build) and includes:
We cover all our expenses for getting to your location.
- On-site groundwater and sub-terranean location surveys
- Percolation pond building requirements
- Installation of live-feed camera to monitor the percolation rate
- One year of real-time monitoring and reports
We ask for 50% up front and the remainder is billed once the monitoring station has recorded a total of 5,000 gallons of water percolated towards the aquifer.
Here’s how it works:
1. Initial Meeting via Phone
- We will discuss the short-term and long-term water needs of the property.
- If the property has existing water wells, we'll need to understand the depths they're currently pulling from and the GPM's that they are yielding.
- We'll also need to understand the current use of the property to determine areas that would be suitable for a possible recharge zone.
2. On-Site Property Evaluation
- This is our first of two visits.
- We'll first scan under the property using our patented EM Locator Technology to identify all layers capable of containing water, whether they currently contain water or not. (Groundwater rides and pools on hard surfaces).
- We'll then perform a slope analysis to determine if there are existing slopes for guiding of rainwater with minimal construction.
- Using the data we collect from the surveys, we will create a report that includes:
- The location, depth and estimated volume of groundwater under the surveyed sites
- Recommended location and dimensions for the aquifer recharge zone
- Requirements document that can be shared with your excavator on how to build the zone that would address the short and long-term water needs of the property.
3. Construction of the Zone (Landowner or Municipality's Responsibility)
- Depending on the landowner's county, there can be a wide range of local government rules and regulations that will need to be followed.
- The landowner is both responsible for assuring necessary approvals and having the construction work completed.
4. Installation of Monitoring Equipment
- This is our second of two visits.
- Once the construction work has been completed by the landowner, Water for Earth will install a remote monitoring station. It's made up of live-feed camera, a rain gauge and three measurement posts.
- The station will monitor the amount of rain that has fallen at the site, the gallons that are collected, and the percolation rate that is observed as the water heads down towards the aquifer.
5. Quarterly Monitoring for One Year
- Water for Earth will provide quarterly reports that outline the number of gallons that are collected from rainstorms and the speed at which the water is percolated towards the aquifer.
- We will collect the Monitoring Equipment at the end of one year.