water well

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water well

[′wȯd·ər ‚wel]
(civil engineering)
A well sunk to extract water from a zone of saturation.

well, wellhole

well, 1: W
1. The clear vertical space about which a stair turns; a stairwell.
2. The open vertical space between walls in which a stair or elevator is constructed.
3. Any enclosed space of small area but of considerable height, as an air shaft. well, 4.See bored well, dug well, etc.
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On Saturday, the school district will begin digging seven monitoring wells around the campus's three portable classrooms.
Seven clusters of monitoring wells are being installed across the Reno Creek project.
EQT ultimately proposed to construct a centralized waste impoundment adjacent to the Pad S impoundment and installed monitoring wells to establish baseline water quality in the area.
Field Data--The results from both the initial sampling and the resampling of the groundwater monitoring wells are summarized in Table 4.
It also includes installation of monitoring wells, seismograph, and in situ measurement of soil properties.
Scientists will use a network of groundwater monitoring wells and stream gauges to model the region's water system.
He noted a landfill groundwater report that found arsenic levels exceeded 10 micrograms per liter at seven monitoring wells; chromium exceeded 100 micrograms per liter at least once in samples collected from three monitoring wells; and lead levels exceeded 15 micrograms per liter at least once at six monitoring wells.
There is spill and overfill protection, monitoring wells, line leak detector, and Veeder Root TLS 350 tank monitor.
Work on the installation of the additional groundwater water monitoring wells at its Bloodwood Creek site in Queensland is progressing well with an expectation of completion this Friday 18th March.
We hope that the company is planning to monitor groundwater levels," he wrote, adding that if such monitoring wells already exist, the city would like to see a record of past water levels.
However, data from facilities that utilize groundwater monitoring wells find that the impacts are less frequently seen from hazardous pollutants such as arsenic, and more frequently observed from common minerals that leach from basic construction materials such as drywall and wood.
They will fly in to 12 remote sites from last summer's work and install some hand-augered monitoring wells and diffusion samplers to obtain gas samples and to determine where it's coming from.

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