The results of development are seen in the improved
hydraulic performance of the well. Whether the well
will yield more water or it will yield the desired quantity
with less drawdown. That is, the cost per volume of
water will be less. Cheaper water is the real mark of
improved well efficiency.
Lower pumping costs are associated with higher
specific capacities, that is, with more water per unit of
Correct well development including remediation and
aquifer development can dramatically improve yield
and eliminate sand pumping. The development step in
new construction needs to be given the attention it
deserves seeing as how it has a dramatic impact on the
quality and production of the resulting well.
Well development is of critical importance, especially in
areas of low and uncertain yields. After completion of
any well development technique, the well must be
pumped and cleaned until the water is clear and free
from any residue of the development process.
Complete records of all development and well
completion must be maintained as part of permanent
well or contractor records. These records such as, the
specific capacity of the well after development and the
standing water level in the well at the time of
completion, allow operators to monitor changes in well
performance over time.
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