Conservation Training

Planning, Designing, and Installing Shallow Wells

November 22, 2022

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Online

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to identify the key phases and multiple components related to the (a) planning, (b) designing, and (c) installing of an efficient shallow well system suitable for existing saturated soil and saturated granular surficial geology conditions.

The webinar will include description and examples of both successful and unsuccessful cases regarding the (a) plan, (b) design, and (c) installation of water wells intended to withdraw from water table conditions. Such wells include excavated, point, drilled, augered, pounded, open bottom, and jetted wells installed on saturated granular conditions to a maximum depth of 80 ft. The webinar will be articulated as follow:

a) Planning: description of the data gathering process and the identification of a suitable shallow well system.

b) Designing: description of the designing of natural and artificial filter pack, and associated well screen.

c) Installing: description of well development practices and brief mention of aspects of well casing selection, well installation process, pump selection, and well maintenance.