2. Wells Objectives

Following completion of this chapter, students should be able to:

  1. Identify, operate, maintain, and inspect the parts of wells, pump systems, and hydropneumatic pressure tanks.
  2. Protect wells from contamination, disinfect wells and pumps, and rehabilitate wells.
  3. Troubleshoot wells and pumping systems, including removing sand from water and mains.
  4. Describe factors involved in selecting a well site and the types of wells and drilling methods.
  5. Test and evaluate wells and pumps.
  6. Keep accurate records of wells and pumping systems.
  7. Abandon and plug wells that are no longer productive or needed.
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