Water Research Tool for Appraisers

Increasing water risk have clients requiring more in-depth water information, permanently complicating the appraisal process.

History of California Water

  • Worsening cyclical droughts
  • Millions of acre feet of allocations are diverted away from farms
  • Laws cut off farms' access to groundwater
  • Two sources of water analysis is no longer sufficient 
  • Water districts are without answers – to no fault of their own 
  • Clients understandably need to know more about water for valuation 

Many Are Far Behind


Appraisers sticking to the status quo will spend too much time hunting for information, creating maps on difficult websites, and waiting for awkward water district cold calls to be returned. Using the traditional water analysis of, "this property has two sources of water and thus has sufficient water supply" with a SGMA warning has lead to unhappy clients.  

While Others Are Ahead


Conversely, appraisers who provide deeper water insight with a faster turn around time have happier clients. These appraisers have less headaches during the appraisal process and already using water assets, or the lack of, as elements of comparison.  

Imagine a world where your clients compliment you and tell their friends because they received their appraisal report fast, rich with information and with a new understanding of their property. No more complicated soil websites. No more awkward cold calls.

Appraisal report research simplified.


AQUAOSO’s water reporting and mapping tool helps you identify and understand water and farm characteristics within seconds, perfect for efficiently: 

Selecting APNs to view property elements and units of comparison to find comparable properties.
Providing a one-stop-shop, eliminating the need to visit difficult slow websites and awkward cold calls.
Generating reports and maps for narratives and exhibits for appraisal reports.

With AQUAOSO's water reporting and mapping tool you can generate multi-parcel reports on-demand, providing you detailed water information for your appraisals. Report information includes:


Water District & Historical Allocations

GSA and Groundwater Basin Risk Points

Parcel, Flood & Soil Maps

Well Completion Reports

Groundwater Recharge Capability Index

Soil Classification & Quality

Water Right Ownership & Status

Date Stamped for Relevancy

What Our Customers are Saying


"I have been continually impressed with AQUAOSO’s commitment to customer service.   We use the Mapping and Research Tool and at our request AQUAOSO expanded the information covered in their reports.  This eliminated the need to visit multiple websites to gather information and we’ve been happy with the result!" - Melissa Sandlin, Sr. Appraiser

American Ag Credit

“I love how user friendly AQUAOSO’s research tool is and how fast it is to generate detailed water and soil reports, which are perfect for gathering parcel information for our loans.” -Juli Bakker

Golden State Farm Credit

“Using AQUAOSO has helped me cut down on research time and has provided me more water information than ever before! It is now the first step in my loan underwriting process and it has allowed me to devote more time toward expanding our loan portfolio.”- Laura Maffei, SVP

Community West Bank

“AQUAOSO’s powerful research tool helps give me a deep understanding of water and soil assets on a property even before the first site visit.” - Marc Schuil, Owner

Schuil & Associates
Diversified Real Estate

“At Porterville Citrus, we are always looking out for our growers’ best interests so when we realized AQUAOSO’s ability to provide a deeper understanding of our growers’ water risk, we knew they were the clear choice. Thanks to AQUAOSO, we have an even deeper understanding of both our growers’ water assets and water threats, which has put Porterville Citrus in a much stronger position to mitigate than ever before.” - Jim Phillips, President

Porterville Citrus

AQUAOSO is dedicated to helping the ag industry prosper even in the face of increasing water risk. Water scarcity is a personal issue impacting the members of the AQUAOSO team as we are a local team of farmers, water experts, water lawyers, and software engineers. We pride ourselves on being there for our customers and have received a 9/10 for customer satisfaction from our more than 100 annual subscribers.

Meet the Team


Christopher Peacock

Founder & CEO
MBA, 18 years in Water
Founder, Water Innovation Project
Water tech and operations leader

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Cameron Burford

Co-founder & Head of Growth
JD/MBA, 3rd Generation Farmer
McGeorge School of Law & U.O.P.
Agriculture and Land Management

Ken Hunt

Senior Software Architect
Engineering software systems for 30 years
Web, Mobile, Modeling & Simulation

Kennneth B Hunt, Smooth Complexion

Jeff Parrish

Head of Technology
SaaS Development and Scaling
Neuroscience and Machine Learning

Blake Atkerson

Water and Data Strategist
J.D., LLM Water Resources Law
Data Connoisseur

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LinkedIn Crop

Chelsea Horn

Account Executive
MBA, 3rd Generation Farmer

Frequently Asked Questions