Folllaton Water Services Ltd locate under ground water supplies also known as aquafers, by using Water Divining, sometimes called Dowsing .
The most well known gesture of the dowser is that which consists in holding a hazel, almond or will stick in one’s hands, and to advance over the ground, the stick forming a V and by exerting a light pressure to maintain it parallel to the ground.
With practice the dowser advances over the ground, holding his diving rod firmly ( but not too tightly ) in his hands, these rods can be any of the following materials, plastic, hazel, willow, almond, steel brass or even whale bone. He advances slowly, exerting a light pressure to maintain his rod stable and parallel to the ground, fingers closed around the rod, and palms turned upwards. When passing directly over a water source, the rod of the dowser will be raised and remain raised, ( or drop and stay down, depending on the person using the rod ).
When the dowser passes directly over water, the rod will react and either drop or rise upwards ( depending on the person holding it ). A good dowser can find the a water source, direction of the current, its depth, as well as its flow rate.