News | August 1, 2014

ANSI/NGWA Water Well Construction Standard Now Available

The ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well Construction Standard is now available through the National Ground Water Association's online bookstore.

Set in motion some eight years ago when NGWA first initiated efforts to become an American National Standards Institute-accredited standards developer, ANSI/NGWA-01-14 sets a baseline of expectations for water well system professionals to meet for residential, agricultural, monitoring, industrial, and public supply water wells.

In addition, the standard seeks to contribute to public health and safety, resource protection, and to serve as an outcomes focus for NGWA's voluntary water well system professional certification program.

Topics covered by the NGWA's first-ever third party-sanctioned standard include

  • Casing and casing installation
  • Data recording
  • Disinfection with chlorine
  • Grouting
  • Permanent well and test-hole decommissioning
  • Plumbness and alignment
  • Testing for performance
  • Water sampling and analysis
  • Well development
  • Well site selection
  • Well screens, filter pack, and formation stabilizer.

"This is a very good day for our industry. I trust this standard will help us all design and build better products and services for our customers," said Todd E. Hunter, CWD/PI, a member of NGWA's Standards Development Oversight Committee and an NGWA Board officer.

About NGWA
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals -- contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers -- is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA's vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.

SOURCE: NGWA

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