Case Studies


Case Study 1

When Dowsing saved using heavy equipment, possible damage, and a lot of time and money.


In these modern times, you may wonder why water diviners/dowsers are still in such demand in the 21st century. Heres one reason, written by the client.


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Case Study 2

We knew we had a spring on our land and wanted to know which way it flowed underground in case we could divert it to fill a new pond. John agreed to come and have a look. Not only did he find the route of the flowing water, but he also noted that there was an underground pipe running nearby.Photo Spring and pipe

Today I got a friend with a digger to dig a test hole at the point where the water crossed the pipe. Incredibly we found both the pipe and the water. The only thing that was different was that we found water at 9 feet below the surface when John had predicted 10 feet. Perhaps this was due to the heavy rain we have had in recent days!

Note. There were other pipes on the site. Also gave a gallons per hour rate for the spring. The area was about three acres and the dowsing was done in about two hours. Name one single machine that could do all this !!.











Case Study 3

A Client felt there was an old well on his property.

Dowsing the site which had just been built on,you can see in the top picture a metal pipe that had been put into the ground to mark where  the well site seemed to have been.The hole was dug out of pure clay which had 'slipped' over the centuries on a sloping site. After two days,the hole filled with water and despite hot weather maintained a constant level.well

No sign of the old well was visible,many are robbed out.With a consistent level maintained,the client  had 'o' rings set into the sides and a well feature was created.

According to the Public Health laboratory, the water was fine for watering the garden and washing the car.

You can see how close the builders came to building over the spot, in fact, some new houses are built with a well somewhere underneath the building footprint.Not alway a good thing! Have you got an old well 'hidden away somewhere?







Case Study 4

'Asked to help identify the problem with a central heating system which constantly required topping up with water, plumbers had suggested that low water pressure was the cause with a leak somewhere in the house.


There were no visible signs of water escaping,so the leak could have been below the screed. There would be huge costs to investigate this by tracing the pipework.


Bringing in a dowser was suggested as an alternative. Dowsing at both ground floor and basement level, the dowsing rods kept pointing in the direction of the boiler.


A new team of engineers was called in and they identified a series of problems with the boiler, This required some replacement parts and a thorough service.


Dowsing provided the right solution,namely, highlighting the cause of low water pressure being in the boiler, not the pipework, thus, costly further investigations were avoided.’


Extract from a satisfied London client’s letter. NOTE, to work on dowsing a problem at multiple levels is like trying to play three dimensional chess - very difficult, so, extremely pleased with the outcome.



Case Study 5

I contracted John Baker to dowse a landscape development site in Battersea. I had been aware of the potential benefits of dowsing for many years - water divining and telluric.


As a landscape architect and builder of community landscape, we have installed hundreds of projects for schools, councils and housing estates between 1997 and 2021. See www.leavesof


The Battersea project was in the middle of a 1960-80's major housing development. The area was 800 square metres of tarmac/asphalt which was required to excavate, re-profile top soils, and plant a 'Forest in the City'. My initial concern was underground services, and I checked with the electrical utility company who provided, free of charge, a clear reading for electrical power lines.


However, to establish a search for water and gas etc., the cost of an 'available records' search (which may or may not be 100% accurate) was a few hundred pounds. I found myself coming down to dowsing as an alternative option. I knew good dowsers had strong evidence of locating underground services. Plus I wanted a 'story' to animate the natural interest of the development.


I found John Baker through a web search and he seemed to have the right credentials: experience, accreditation to a society of dowsers (?) and was local-ish. His work fulfilled my expectations. He surveyed the boundaries and confirmed no services coming into the site except a BT line which we traced to source. We looked at some drainage channels. Neither affected our landscape excavation work.


I had employed John for a days fee, but within an hour the work was done. Expecting full value, I then asked John to dowse for unexploded bombs, blue and white asbestos, and finally the layers of materials under our feet and below the asphalt. All of his dowsing 'answers' were accurate as far as we could find material evidence when construction started.


I would have no hesitation in recommending John as an experienced and confident member of the dowsing fraternity.