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This manual provides operators, engineers, and other professionals with a basic understanding of groundwater that will help them make decisions on water-well design and operation.

The manual covers geology, groundwater movement, groundwater quality, regulatory issues, water-well types and construction, pumps, water treatment, water-well problems, and groundwater recharge and storage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583211885
  • Publisher: American Water Works Association
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Series: AWWA Manual Ser.
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the oldest and largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to safe and sustainable water in the world. With more than 50,000 members worldwide and 43 Sections in North America, AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the entire water community.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Ch. 1 The Occurrence and Behavior of Groundwater 1
Hydrologic Cycle 1
Groundwater Terms 5
Groundwater Concepts 6
Land Subsidence 11
Ch. 2 Evaluation of Regional Groundwater Conditions 13
Identification of Suitable Groundwater Supplies 14
Field Methods for Locating Suitable Groundwater Supplies 16
Methods for Monitoring Groundwater Quality 25
Field Logistics and Documentation 27
Ch. 3 Groundwater Management and Protection 33
Local Management Strategies 34
Regional Groundwater Management 36
Protection and Management of Groundwater Quality 37
Ch. 4 Wells - Types, Construction, and Use 41
Types of Wells and Their Construction 41
Common Well Components 51
Well Design Procedure 59
Sanitary Protection 60
Ch. 5 Quantitative Evaluation of Wells 63
Aquifer Parameters 63
Transmissivity and Storage Coefficient 77
Collection of Test Data 78
Analysis 78
Well-Field Design 87
Well Losses 89
Radial-Well Yield 90
Modeling Techniques 91
Bibliography 96
Ch. 6 Well Pumps and Pumping 99
Definitions 99
Pump Classifications 101
Operating Conditions 116
Pump Selection 117
Electric Motor Selection 120
Pump Installation 120
Ch. 7 Operations Problems, Well Plugging and Methods of Correction 123
Evaluating Well Performance 123
Poor Well Performance 124
Common Pump Operating Problems 125
Physical Causes of Well Deterioration 127
Sand Pumping 129
Microbiological Fouling 131
Treatment of Fouling Problems 132
Economics of Cleaning Plugged Wells 135
Case Studies 138
Summary 146
Bibliography 148
Ch. 8 Groundwater Quality 149
Chemicals in Groundwater 149
Groundwater Contamination 153
Chemical Contaminants 156
Ch. 9 Groundwater Treatment 167
Aeration 167
Oxidation 168
Softening and Ion Exchange 169
Filtration 171
Adsorption and Absorption 173
Corrosion Control 173
Disinfection 174
Fluoridation 175
Ch. 10 Record Keeping 177
Design and Construction Records 177
Pump Data 178
Well Acceptance and Pumping Test 178
Monthly Pumpage 179
Water Levels 179
Water Temperature 179
Specific Capacity 179
Differential 180
Well Maintenance 180
Well Abandonment 180
Summary 180
Ch. 11 Groundwater Recharge and Storage Programs 183
Underground Protection Criteria and Standards 183
Aquifer Storage and Recovery 184
Aquifer Reclamation 191
Artificial Aquifer Creation and Aquifer Recharge 196
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