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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Field Data--The results from both the initial sampling and the resampling of the groundwater monitoring wells are summarized in Table 4.
This document provides bid specifications for drilling and constructing eleven groundwater monitoring wells in the Prado Basin area of Riverside County, California.
But just to be sure, the engineer recommended that the town place two additional monitoring wells farther from the landfill, at the wetland areas.
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.
There is spill and overfill protection, monitoring wells, line leak detector, and Veeder Root TLS 350 tank monitor.
The department reported the landfill on Sulphur Springs Road in Valley Park exceeded the regulatory limit for methane gas at the property line on 24 occasions in two monitoring wells.
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.
As illustrated in Figure 5, the biomarker 2-MBS was detected in two (MW-12 and MW-24) of the six monitoring wells tested.

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