Groundwater wells are common to many civil engineering schemes and their operational performance can play a crucial role in the successful delivery of a project, whether used for construction dewatering, alternative water supplies for facilities or any other application , the well performance must be optimized and high levels of operational efficiency and service availability achieved.
A groundwater well is a complex hydrodynamic environment. As water passes through the well and the downstream pumping system, it undergoes pressure changes, temperatures changes, is exposed to the atmosphere and comes into contract with artificial surfaces in well screens and pumps. In many cases this creates the ideal conditions for clogging to occur.
This article considers the impact of mineral contamination in groundwater wells on operational performance and how the implementation of a regular maintenance programme incorporating BoreSaver can make a significant difference.