Plugging Procedures for Domestic Wells, December 1978

(1978) Plugging Procedures for Domestic Wells, December 1978. University of Iowa


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In an earlier publication titled Optimal Well Plugging Procedures Nan Eck, 1971) a rationale was established for plugging abandoned wells. That rationale persists. A well is a potential entryway for pollutants or contaminants into the groundwater system, whether it be a shallow domestic well or a deep municipal-industrial well that penetrates multiple aquifers. Therefore, any well that is no longer in use and wil I not be properly maintained, or that has deteriorated to the point of no longer being serviceable, should be properly plugged. It has been called to the author's attention that although the plugging procedures recommended in the above referenced publication were optimal, there existed a need for a guide to less expensive and complex methods of plugging relatively shallow domestic wells. The following is meant to fulfill that need, while at the same time maintaining the same standard of protection for groundwater.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Earth Science, Geology, Iowa, oil, gas, wells
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Earth sciences
Natural resources and environment > Water resources
ID Code: 26148
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2018 15:53
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 15:53