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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"We ended up going a lot deeper with the one location instead of having three separate dry wells on the site," Rascoe said.
7 January 2011 - Shares in Sweden-based oil and gas group PA Resources AB (STO: PAR SEK) plummeted 24% today after the group reported lower-than-expected oil production in 2010 and three dry wells in Congo.
"That increases the number of dry wells we drill." The explorer finds oil or gas in every three to 3 1/2 wells drilled, Vasudeva said.
As the first private oil and gas producer to operate in Chile, the company targeted areas with potential that had not been tested by ENAP and soon began to make money where ENAP had turned up dry wells.
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Low-impact development involves using site planning techniques that include dry wells for rooftop runoff, grassed swales, permeable pavers, green roofs, rain barrels and cisterns, and storm water planters.
In the parking lot, the paper had the choice of going with the much more expensive porous concrete, which reduces runoff, or using a new, lower-temperature asphalt with dry wells at a fraction of the cost.
Runoff from parking areas and roads that pick up oil and other wastes from land can be controlled quite effectively through filtration devices such as porous pavements, soak-away pits, and dry wells.
Rural telcos cannot afford to dig a lot of dry wells. They cannot afford to miss out on, or be late with, new revenue opportunities and product innovations.
The Class V well category encompasses a wide variety of wells that are typically shallow, percolating systems, such as dry wells, leach fields, and similar types of drainage wells that overlie underground sources of drinking water.
It has the ability to pipette accurately and reliably down to 50nl with CVs of only 8%, even when dispensing into dry wells. Not much bigger than a laser printer, it is well suited to benchtop use.
There are three basic types of post-construction BMPs: structural control BMPs; source control BMPS; and treatment control BMPs, which include vegetated swales, detention basins, infiltration trenches, wet ponds, constructed wetlands, catch-basin inserts, storm drain inserts, dry wells, cisterns, and foundation planting.