Drilling & Testing

Wells & Springs as Water Sources

Drill Assembly
Success - Celebrating 160 gpm water well @ Keene
Run Golf Course.

Water wells allow owners flexibility and yearlong unrestricted use, especially important during drought periods when 'city water' is rationed. We accurately map the hydrogeology to locate aquifers beneath land needing water for lawn and plant irrigation, vegetable and aquaculture production, livestock waterers, golf course and sod farm turf, landscape plantings & nurseries, leaky ponds that require large volumes to maintain levels, and school properties where huge water demands for ball field irrigation can be met at a fraction of the cost of city-supplied water.

Bluestone Geologic specializes in the limestone areas of Kentucky where we evaluate the geologic conditions across horse farms, golf courses, and design/construction projects - school athletic fields, parks - that require water. Our clients use well and spring water to irrigate and to supply aquatic features including ponds, fountains, waterfalls, etc. Most clients are unaware of groundwater resources at shallow depths directly under foot. We map high-volume water resources using aerial imagery & geophysical equipment. We then drill into these bedrock aquifers, at times with capacities exceeding million gallons of water per day, then test and install supply pumps. One horse farm project included locating & completing a single well with >300 gallons per minute (gpm) output to:

  1. Fill a lake with no surface water in-flow. Lake water used as aesthetic & to irrigate (sprinkler & drip) landscape plantings around office and barns;
  2. Farm nursery (>50-acre trees & bushes) sprinkler watering system & mile drip line for trackside shrubbery;
  3. Supply a standpipe fill station for mobile tanks hauling to dry portions of the farm, including water to condition 1-mile training track & for remote trees & shrubs.

Here and at other horse farms we incorporate a mobile irrigator system - Irripods - that easily move across grazing fields to maintain healthy stands of grass throughout our recent droughts.


TOM DUGAN is a registered professional geologist with over 30 years experience.
Phone: 859.338.6808
Fax: 859.278.2988