groundwater monitoring well Articles

  • Optimal groundwater contamination monitoring using pumping wells

    This study presents a new method for selecting monitoring wells for optimal evaluation of groundwater quality. The basic approach of this work is motivated by difficulties in interpolating groundwater quality from information collected for only few sampled wells. The well selection relies on other existing data relevant to contaminant distribution in the sampling domain, e.g. predictions of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Control Algae and Improve the Water Quality in Waste Stabilization Ponds

    Due to population growth, accelerated urbanisation and economic development, the quantity of waste water generated is increasing globally. Mainly in low-income areas, a large proportion of the waste water is discharged directly in the environment. When the waste water is treated, the treatment plants may not remove certain pollutants that can have a negative impact on the people and ecosystem. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Abandoning Monitoring Wells: Safety Issues

    Monitoring wells are typically constructed to gauge the extent of contamination, assess water quality and conduct other hydrogeologic studies. Depending on its objective, the monitoring well may remain in use or may be abandoned permanently. When declared inactive, the well is many a times left as it is. Open unused wells are hazardous to life and environment: • Contamination may spread from one ...

  • Case study - Well monitoring for a water supplier

    The municipality company, in city of Luebek, Germany, provides potable water for approximately 120,000 households, all pumped from more than 30 wells.  These wells have water levels as deep as 160 meters.  The water levels of these groundwater wells must be measured with the highest possible accuracy.  Previously, the pressure probe's analogue output signals (4…20mA) that ...

  • Tunnelling in Chalk: Groundwater monitoring and risk assessment

    Morgan Est is constructing a tunnel to carry high voltage electricity cables between two electrical substations.  The tunnel will mostly be excavated in Chalk, with some excavation occurring in the Thanet Sands. ESI was appointed as Morgan Est’s environmental consultant for the project and has managed liaison between Morgan Est, regulators and other stakeholders over the last four ...

  • Avenue 2 groundwater monitoring - Case Study

    Project Avenue 2 groundwater monitoring Client Henk van Tongeren of Bronbemaling BV, in collaboration with Reinders-Wessemius, Country The Netherlands Background and objective The tunnel that will run underneath Maastricht as of 2016 will have a length of 2.3 kilometres. A special mega ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Effective Groundwater Monitoring Using Dedicated Pumping Tubes

    This article describes a groundwater monitoring procedure that does not require decontamination of pumping equipment, eliminates the chance of cross contamination between wells, and uses a surface pump.  Two surface pumps are described, one for water level depths less than 25 feet and one for water level depths greater than 25 feet. Install Dedicated Pumping Tubes ...


    By RotaPump, Inc

  • Groundwater Monitoring of a Solid Waste Landfill in Germany

    In Germany solid waste landfills are required to monitor the ground water on and around their premises and to regularly submit reports to the responsible environmental authority. It is the duty of the landfill operator to show that there is no strong negative effect on the ground water as it passes below the landfill. To be able to measure the impact of the landfill on the ground water quality, ...

  • Case study - Ireland Groundwater Monitoring Program

    To fulfill the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) requirements, a groundwater monitoring program was established by the Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland. This program focuses on providing information to assess the environmental status of surface and groundwater bodies. Read about the program and the example installation in the Bog of the Ring. Technology Used: OTT Orpheus Mini, OTT ...

  • Monitoring groundwater resources for Municipalities - Case Study

    Background The City of Tucson is located in the Sonoran Desert in southwest United States (U.S.), approximately 100 km north of the Mexico-U.S. border. Tucson Water operates more than 215 groundwater wells, covering more than 300 square miles, providing more than 37 billion gallons (140 million m3) of potable water to its 730,000 inhabitants each year. The region receives only 12 inches of ...


    By Van Essen Instruments

  • Pilot project monitoring groundwater quality - Case Study

    Project Pilot project monitoring groundwater quality Client Gasunie Country The Netherlands Background and objective Gasunie strives for a sustainable future by safely and reliably transporting natural gas, the cleanest fossil fuel. To this end, Gasunie frequently performs groundwater ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Plume distortion and apparent attenuation due to concentration averaging in monitoring wells

    This paper, authored by University of Connecticut researchers who performed much of the early work on this topic, describe the various processes that bias groundwater samples collected from conventional monitoring wells. In particular, they discuss the dilution of contaminants that occurs when clean water is simultaneously drawn into monitoring wells pumped to produce groundwater ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Well water win-win

    Solve two problems with one filter? That’s what Drinkwell aims to do. Begun through a collaboration between researchers at Lehigh University and the Bengal Engineering and Science University, the Boston-based social venture ...


    By Ensia

  • Use of geostatistics to evaluate the monitoring well network of a TCE plume

    This paper summarises the use of geostatistics to evaluate an existing network of wells in a groundwater monitoring program. The primary objective was to evaluate whether selective well removal would result in a comparable characterisation of a trichloroethylene (TCE) plume. For adequate characterisation, it is important to retain enough wells to evaluate areas with higher concentrations and to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A method for reducing purge volumes in deep monitoring wells: a purging experiment.

    Regulatory agencies often require three well casing volumes or more be purged prior to collection of groundwater samples for chemical analysis. Costs are high for testing and disposing of potentially hazardous purge water; therefore, efforts must be made to minimize waste-water volume while obtaining representative groundwater samples. Lockheed sponsored a purge experiment on two deep monitor ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Interpreting the seasonal and long-term trend of nitrate in both groundwater and spring water in a typical headwater wetland with well-defined groundwater flow pathways

    Timescale problems of nitrate behavior (i.e. seasonal variation and long-term trend) in headwater are closely related to its hydrological process. In a typical agricultural headwater catchment in the Chiba prefecture, Japan, the groundwater nitrate concentration showed an increasing trend, while for spring water, a substantial decreasing trend was observed during our monitoring period. Two key ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study - Multilevel well system improved understanding of groundwater conditions in deep aquifers

    Westbay System delivered detailed data in less time and at a reduced cost CHALLENGE Characterizing the plume in a shallow  aquifer is simple, but investigating deeper  aquifers poses several challenges. SOLUTION MACTEC evaluated various monitoring  technologies and determined that  Westbay System modular ...


  • Radon distribution in groundwater of Taiwan

    Radon levels were surveyed in 517 monitoring wells constructed in five major groundwater areas of Taiwan. The radon concentration in groundwater samples varied in a wide range from below the detection limit of 18 pCi/L up to 1,100 pCi/L. A worldwide comparison of reported groundwater radon levels was conducted. Overall radon levels in Taiwan groundwater are relatively low compared to other ...


    By Springer

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