In2Wells in the Media

Beyond the Mirage: The Future of Water in the West

A documentary that looks at the future of water sustainability in the west. Arizona Public Media (AZPM) presents a film by Cody Sheehy, Beyond the Mirage: The Future of Water in the West, a production of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC). In the documentary, Gary discusses some of the issues specific to groundwater use in Arizona.

Willcox Ag is at the Edge of Affordable Water

Without CAP Ag Returns to Groundwater

Arizona Well Owners Video Series

In the Arizona Well Owners Video Series sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Cooperative Extension, Gary four important concepts for well owners in four YouTube videos listed below.  To view, Just click on the image.

Arizona Aquifers

Published on Jul 29, 2013

About 5% of Arizona’s population depends on private wells for fresh water and more than 40% of our annual water use comes from Arizona’s aquifers. Following a brief introduction to regulations, requirements and equipment used for drilling a private well in Arizona, this video presents the geologic origins of Arizona’s aquifer materials with illustrations and pictures of AZ aquifers. Finally, aquifers are ranked by their ability to store and produce water.

Well Components

Published on Jul 10, 2013

Private well owners should also be familiar with above-ground well components for maintenance and emergency purposes. This video describes well components such as bladder tanks and pressure controls, their common locations and how to inspect them.

Well Drilling and Pump Replacement

Published on Jul 10, 2013

After an introduction to the regulatory requirements and forms needed to drill or deepen a private well in AZ, this video provides detailed descriptions of the well drilling process with close up views of a drill rig, well casing placement, and pump removal and replacement steps.

Well Water Testing

Published on Jul 11, 2013

Arizona private well owners are responsible for their well water quality. This video shows where to collect water samples and describes the sample collection process in detail for the analysis of contaminants to insure unbiased results.


Attorney at Law Magazine Interviews Water Well Expert Gary Hix

Gary Hix, a water well consultant in Phoenix, AZ explains what a water well consultant does in his interviews with Attorney at Law Magazine. Learn more at

What is a Water Well Consultant and what do they do?

Gary, what services do you provide for real estate buyers?

Gary, what advice do you have for attorneys looking to hire a water well expert?

How do you assist attorneys in litigation?