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NGWA seeks ANSI standard for pumping systems


May 8, 2015
By Ground Water Canada

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May 8, 2015, Westerville, OH –
The National Ground Water Association is looking for people to form a consensus body for developing a
proposed ground water pumping systems standard to include guidance on
performance requirements for pumps used in water wells.

May 8, 2015, Westerville, OH –
The National Ground Water
Association is looking for people to form a consensus body for developing a
proposed ground water pumping systems standard to include guidance on
performance requirements for pumps used in water wells.

 

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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 professionals are capable of proper selection, design, and installation,
by establishing a benchmark for ground water pumping systems.

 

The draft ANSI (American National Standards
Institute)/NGWA-03-1X Water Well Pumps Standard will be compiled following
ANSI-accredited NGWA Standard Development Operating Procedures. Among the areas
to be covered by the proposed standard are:

 

  •     Pump system design
  •     Wellhead
    considerations
  •     Pump sizing and
    materials
  •     Tanks, metering,
    valves, and piping
  •     Electrical
    concerns
  •     Operational
    concerns
  •     Any related topics
    as determined by the consensus body

 

Persons suitable for the consensus group include ground water
industry stakeholders such as water well system contractors, regulators,
private water well owners, ground water scientists and engineers, and
manufacturers and suppliers of equipment used in the ground water industry. Membership
with NGWA is not required for participation.

 

A free orientation webinar will be held July 15, 2015, to
educate interested parties on the standards process and on how they can
become involved. 

 

Those interested in serving on the NGWA consensus body may download the task group member application and or
access the NGWA Standard Development Operating Procedures .

For more information, contact NGWA industry practices administrator Jessica Rhoads by sending an email to industrypractices@ngwa.org
or by phoning 1-800-551-7379 (614-898-7791), ext. 511.