A full service water resource company specializing in well water locating.

The Water Prospector

Water prospector
The Water Prospector
Serving Southern and Central California 
Since 2002
 office   661-714-0111            

 The Water Prospector is a subsidiary of Puwame Inc.


THE WATER PROSPECTOR is a professional organization proficient in the areas of ground water locating and ground water resources.
Partners, Ferdinand Metz and Ron Barto, together offer the peace of mind of almost 50 years of experience in hydrogeology, engineering geology and Electronics.  

Ron Barto
is a Certified Engineering Geologist, C.E.G. 966, Professional Geologist, P.G. 3356, Hydro Geologist 923 in California, Registered Geologist, R.G. 020, Engineering Geologist, E.G. 020 in Oregon and 
Registered Geologist 60052 in Arizona. 
He has
been specializing in
the ground water industry all over the country for many years.

Ferdinand Metz is president and founder of the Water Prospector. He has been an Electronics Technician and Engineer in various industries including the entertainment industry for 29 years. He has developed and owned his own Businesses for 21 years. Ferdinand has been conducting and developing new methods for ground water surveys for 13 years.  


The primary service that THE WATER PROSPECTOR offers is licensed ground water locating. State of the art computerized geophysical survey equipment is used to scan a parcel of land for potential ground water sources. This process alleviates much of the guess work involved in locating ground water and saves not only the property owners' money, but it also spares the drillers the wasted time of re-drills.

This procedure can be used for new developments as well as existing home sites interested in drilling a new, more efficient and effective well.

In addition to home sites we conduct our surveys for farms and ranches. Agriculture is a big part of California and we are here to help Farmers find the water they need to be successful.

We are proud members of the
National Ground Water Association 






                  GUIDE TO WATER WELLS AND
            now available at 

By reading this book you will learn about locating ground water for your water well, water well systems and drilling your water well.
• Geology and understanding the type of ground water conditions in your area.

• Survey methods: What is the right method for your area? How to avoid a dry hole.

• Drillers and the Drilling process: Everything you need to know to choose the right driller and not get ripped off.

• Water Management: How much water do you need? This will give you tools to help you calculate your water usage.

• Well performance and contamination: Here I discuss how wells produce and what to do about contamination found in your well water. I also discuss repairing older wells.

• Real Estate: This covers the Do’s and Don’ts about purchasing undeveloped land that is dependent on well water. This is where most people make very expensive mistakes. I will teach you the best way to approach undeveloped land. 





                       Example of our computer generated survey targets







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