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NGWA publishes BPs for aquifer storage and recovery


October 22, 2014
By Ground Water Canada

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Oct. 22, 2014, Westerville, OH – A
new set of best suggested practices for ground water
professionals involved in aquifer storage and recovery projects
has been approved by the National Ground Water Association. 

Oct. 22, 2014, Westerville, OH – A
new set of best suggested practices for ground water
professionals involved in aquifer storage and recovery projects
has been approved by the National Ground Water Association.  



First conceptualized in 2010, NGWA’s Best Suggested Practices for Aquifer Storage and Recovery
has been developed through consensus of industry professionals with
day-to-day experience in
aquifer storage and recovery system (ASR) system design and operation. The final
document was recently approved by the board of directors and now is
available as a PDF through NGWA’s online bookstore.
 
This abridged guide explains the processes and considerations for an ASR system and its implementation.
Aquifer storage and recovery is one facet of managed aquiferr echarge that involves using the aquifer as a storage bank from which
water can be recovered later for drinking water purposes. Systems
implementing ASR have been employed around the country as a method of
sustaining water reserves.
 
Topics included are:

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  • Overview of ASR
  • Planning, phased implementation, and project scaling
  • Components of an ASR system
  • Source water
  • Receiving aquifer characteristics
  • Drilling methods, well design, and construction
  • Monitoring an ASR system
  • Evaluating system performance
  • Regulatory and policy requirements
  • Stakeholder involvement.