Water table refers to the amount or level of natural ground water in the area. This is determined by taking deep soil samples using drilling equipment. This is something that is often done when a building is being designed and erected in order to locate a source of water to install a well. The well brings fresh water to the surface and into the building for use as drinking water, water for appliances and water for all of the plumbing uses throughout. Finding the water table doesn’t necessarily mean that you will find a mass puddle of water. It just means the area at which saturated rock or soil can be found.
Locating the water table is an important part of building your home or putting in a new well when you are living in a rural area. Hiring an inspector to help you determine where the water table is located is the best way to get the information you need to plan your well. You can also hire a well drilling company to help you determine the location of water within the ground of your property so that you can find the best place to drill for your new well.