Using a divining stick DOES work... just ask the water companies! Firms admit they still use the technique to find mains pipes
To its devotees, it is an ancient practice used successfully for centuries to find water.
And while sceptics say there is no scientific proof dowsing works, at least one important group of experts appears to be prepared to give it a try – Britain’s water companies.
They admit they still allow their engineers to use rods to divine for mains pipes.
One company even said that ‘the older tried and tested methods are just as effective’ as modern techniques using drones and satellites.
Engineers dowse for water using L or Y-shaped divining rods as they walk the land. The rods are held out in... read more
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