Comments received will be considered in the final water well construction standard to be submitted for approval to ANSI (American National Standards Institute).
A “standard” is a formal technical document for generally accepted processes, procedures, and policies. NGWA is seeking establishment of standards to protect ground water resources and public health, and to help ensure capable professionals by establishing a benchmark for water well construction.
Among the areas covered by the proposed standard are:
- Well site selection
- Casing and casing installation
- Screens, filter packs, and formation stabilizer
- Plumbness and alignment
- Well development
- Testing for well performance
- Data recording
- Disinfection with chlorine
- Water sampling
- Permanent well and test hole decommissioning.
Interested parties should download the draft of the standard (available here), as well as the comment form; comments will be accepted only via this form, and must be received by e-mail, fax or postal mail on or before 5 p.m. ET July 15, 2011.
For further information, contact Jonathan Jenkins at email@example.com or 800 551.7379.