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Devin Lavign
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Hey folks,

I am considering drilling for a well on my property, but would want a dowser to come and give me some ideas on good places and what sort of water options I might have on the property. Anyone know of some good dowsers in the Okanogan area that I can contact. I have tried looking up dowsers online and haven't really found anything for Eastern WA. Plenty for Western WA, but none in the Eastern side. I can't imagine there aren't dowsers in the area, so I am guessing it is mainly just a lack of online presence.
 
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Devin,

I hate to be the messenger...  Couple of things to keep in mind.  In WA state as of 2009, if you don't have an existing, producing well, then you won't be able to do it legally.  It seems the State lost a class action suit brought by existing water rights holders that too many well permits were being issued.  The Courts agreed and a moratorium was placed on new wells or even using existing wells that could not document usage before June of 2009.  I learned all this disturbing info while looking to buy property on the Eastside recently. 

The 5000 gallon a day exemption for homes has been closed for now.  There are water banks still available in some counties, but you have to buy into them and get a permit.  Very bad news for WA.  I ultimately walked away from my plans to locate back to the state based on this development.  Hope you have a better situation and can access water. 
 
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I do have a back up as I have a pond on the property. Which is my first option for water, but a well would likely be a nicer long term water source, as well as make my mother a lot happier about my water situation on the property.

I also don't think this 2009 issue is still in effect. As there are a lot of people still drilling wells in the area currently. In fact while looking at land, numerous ones had brand new wells drilled on them.

I also own the water rights to my property, so don't have to worry about encroaching on someone else's water rights.

 
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BTW, for any folks in the area looking for a dowser/water witch. I found out one of my neighbors does dowsing. I will be having her do some dowsing on my property this spring and likely update this thread with my experiences then.
 
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