Dry well


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dry well

[′drī ‚wel]
(civil engineering)
A well that has been completely drained.
An excavated well filled with broken stone and used to receive drainage when the water percolates into the soil.
Compartment of a pumping station in which the pumps are housed.
(nucleonics)
The first containment tank surrounding a water-cooled nuclear reactor that uses the pressure-suppressing containment system.

Dry well

Underground structure that captures, then slowly releases stormwater runoff so that it can be absorbed by the soil.

absorbing well, dry well, waste well

A well used for draining off surface water and conducting it underground, where it is absorbed.

dry well

1. A covered pit either with open-jointed lining or filled with coarse aggregate through which drainage from roofs, basement floors, foundation drain tiles, or areaways may seep or leach into the surrounding soil.
2. Same as cesspool.
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New federal regulations require the governments to ensure that the dry wells and other facilities don't allow untreated stormwater to mix with groundwater, which can be a source of drinking water.
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Then, once the ground dries, you will know where to take remedial action by adding soil amendments, digging dry wells or constructing French drains, depending on the severity of your drainage problems.
Stormwater from the building is funneled to underground dry wells, which provide a natural filtering mechanism for the pollutants that have accumulated on the roof or around the building.
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Despite two dry wells recorded this year offshore Namibia by a confident Chariot, Brazilian independent Oil and Gas company, HRT, has audaciously claimed a 6% increase in its resource estimate in four of its Namibian prospecting licences.
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In the oil and gas drilling business where dry wells sometimes happen often, to go 8 for 9 in successful oil and gas drilling is the equivalent of finding the mother lode of oil and gas.
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