Groundwater is a source of water that is found beneath the surface of the earth in fractures and spaces. The groundwater gets into these spaces when moisture flows into the earth’s surface from the outside. When the water within the spaces underground becomes saturated and in abundance, it is termed the water table. The groundwater will replenish itself and at some point it will expel water creating a discharge on the surface in the form of springs, oases, wetlands and seeps. Though you might think of groundwater as being a flowing amount of water, it is also classified as soil moisture, immobile water, permafrost and deep geothermal liquid.
If you are a contractor you might run into problems with groundwater when you are trying to build a property. You might also find that you need to find groundwater when you want to put in a well for household use. This is especially true in areas that are not accessible to public utilities such as rural communities. A professional in well drilling is typically called upon to handle the process of locating and drilling a well into groundwater for the use of a home owner. The expert will find the water table and confirm that is appropriate for well water use.