Aquifer Storage and Recovery

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The aquifer storage and recovery BSP includes:
—An overview of ASR goals and challenges
—Planning and implementation of ASR projects
—Components of an ASR system
—Source water considerations
—Information on aquifer characterization
—An outline of drilling methods, well design, and     construction
—Monitoring of ASR systems
—Evaluating ASR system performance
—Regulatory and policy requirements
—Considerations for stakeholder involvement.

2014 / 22 pages
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Managing a Flowing Water Well

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The BSP for managing a flowing well contains information on the following:
—Why some wells flow and resulting implications
—Unexpected artesian flowing well conditions
—Identifying artesian flowing well conditions
—Construction in areas of artesian flow
—Construction in a confined aquifer
—Construction in an unconfined aquifer
—Flow control with drilling mud
—Flow control with packers
—Casing selection
—Construction—annular grouting
—Flow control after construction
—Abandonment.

2010 / 8 pages
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NGWA BSPs -- All Titles

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

This is the complete collection of 17 of the 18 currently available BSPs approved by NGWA through September 2014. The exception is Aquifer Storage and Recovery, which will be added to this collection in December 2014.

2014 / 166 pages
Catalog #BSP19

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NGWA BSPs -- Contaminants

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

This is a collection of 12 BSPs on dealing with contaminants. It includes best suggested practices on reducing problematic concentrations of:
—Arsenic
—Boron
—Fluoride
—Hydrogen sulfide
—Iron and manganese
—Methane
—Microorganisms
—Nitrates
—Perchlorate
—Radon
—Strontium
—Uranium.

2014 / 125 pages
Catalog #BSP21

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NGWA BSPs -- Disinfection

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

This is a collection of four BSPs relating to disinfection. It includes best suggested practices for:
—Residential water well disinfection following a flood event
—Reducing problematic concentrations of microorganisms
—Residential well cleaning
—Water well systems inspection.

2014 / 47 pages
Catalog #BSP22

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NGWA BSPs -- Gases

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

This is a collection of three BSPs relating to dealing with problematic concentrations of gases in water well systems. It includes best suggested practices for:
—Hydrogen sulfide
—Methane
—Radon.

2014 / 32 pages
Catalog #BSP23

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NGWA BSPs -- Metals

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

This is a collection of four BSPs relating to dealing with problematic concentrations of metals in water well systems. It includes best suggested practices for:
—Arsenic
—Iron and manganese
—Strontium
—Uranium.

2014 / 37 pages
Catalog #BSP24

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NGWA BSPs -- Ongoing Maintenance

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

This is a collection of two BSPs relating to performing ongoing maintenance on water well systems. It includes best suggested practices for:
—Water well systems inspection
—Residential well cleaning.

2014 / 77 pages
Catalog #BSP25

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NGWA BSPs -- Well Construction

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

This is a collection of three BSPs on well construction. It includes:
—Best suggested practices for water well systems for fire     protection services for stand-alone housing units of four     or fewer
—Managing a flowing water well
—Well system inspection.

2014 / 19 pages
Catalog #BSP20

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Reducing Concentrations of Arsenic in Residential Water Well Systems

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The arsenic BSP covers:
—Background on health effects from excessive levels of     arsenic
—Guidance on geologic and land use conditions' effects on     arsenic presence
—Well location and construction methodologies for     minimizing the risk of arsenic present
—Water quality and treatment issues related to arsenic.

2009 / 13 pages
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Reducing Concentrations of Boron in Residential Water Well Systems

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The boron BSP includes:
—Background on health effects from excessive levels of     boron
—Guidance on geologic conditions and land use settings'     effects on boron concentrations
—Well location and construction methodologies related to     minimizing boron's presence
—Groundwater analyses and treatment methods for boron.

2013 / 8 pages
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Reducing Concentrations of Fluoride in Residential Water Well Systems

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The fluoride BSP contains:
—Background on health effects related to excessive levels     of fluoride
—Guidance on geologic conditions and land use settings'     effects on fluoride concentrations
—Well location and construction methodologies related to     reducing fluoride concentrations
—Water sampling and treatment methods for fluoride.

2013 / 8 pages
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Reducing Concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide in Residential Water Well Systems

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The hydrogen sulfide BSP covers:
—Background on health and safety issues related to     excessive levels of hydrogen sulfide
—Guidance on geologic conditions and land use settings'     effects on hydrogen sulfide concentrations
—Well location and construction methodologies to     minimize buildup of hydrogen sulfide
—Water sampling and treatment methods for hydrogen     sulfide.

2013 / 12 pages
Catalog #BSP18

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Reducing Concentrations of Iron and Manganese in Residential Water Well Systems

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The iron and manganese BSP provides:
—Background on health effects related to excessive iron     and manganese in drinking water
—Guidance on geologic conditions and land use settings'     effects on iron and manganese concentrations
—Well location and construction methodologies related to     reducing iron and manganese intrusion
—Water sampling methods and treatment options.

2013 / 8 pages
Catalog #BSP13

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Reducing Concentrations of Methane in Residential Water Well Systems

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The methane BSP includes:
—Background on health and safety effects related to     methane
—Guidance on how geologic conditions and land use     settings can effect methane's concentration
—Well location and construction methodologies related to     minimizing the chance of encountering methane
—Water well operations and potential interactions with     methane
—Groundwater analyses for methane
—Groundwater treatment options for reducing methane.

2013 / 12 pages
Catalog #BSP16

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Reducing Concentrations of Microorganisms in Residential Water Well Systems

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals from around the country.

The microorganisms BSP offers:
—Background on health effects from excessive levels of     microorganisms in groundwater
—Guidance on geologic and land use settings' impact on     concentrations of microorganisms
—Well location and construction methodologies to reduce     the occurance of undesired microorganisms in a well     system
—Well disinfection practices
—Water treatment methods to reduce levels of     microorganisms in groundwater.

2013 / 20 pages
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Reducing Concentrations of Nitrates in Residential Water Well Systems

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The nitrates BSP covers:
—Health effects from exposure to excessive levels of     nitrates
—Guidance on how geologic and land use settings impact     nitrate concentrations
—Well location and construction methodologies to reduce     nitrates' presence in water wells
—Water quality testing and treatment options for nitrate     reduction.

2013 / 10 pages
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Reducing Concentrations of Perchlorate in Residential Water Well Systems

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The perchlorate BSP provides:
—Background on health effects related to excessive     perchlorate in drinking water
—Guidance on geologic conditions and land use settings'     effects on perchlorate concentrations
—Well location and construction methodologies related to     reducing perchlorate intrusion
—Well operations related to perchlorate
—Water sampling methods and treatment options.

2013 / 10 pages
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Reducing Concentrations of Radon in Residential Water Well Systems

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals from around the country.

This BSP provides:
—Background in health and safety effects from exposure to     excessive radon levels
—Geologic and land use settings' effects on radon     concentrations
—Well construction and siting methodologies to reduce the     risk of radon intrusion
—Sampling and treatment methods for residential water     wells impacted by radon's presence.

2013 / 8 pages
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Reducing Concentrations of Strontium in Residential Water Well Systems

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The strontium document offers:
—Background on health effects related to excessive levels     of strontium
—Geologic conditions and land use settings' influence on     strontium concentrations
—Well location and construction methodologies related to     reducing strontium occurrence
—Water sampling methods and water treatment options.

2013 / 8 pages
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Reducing Concentrations of Uranium in Residential Water Well Systems

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The uranium BSP offers:
—Background on health effects related to excessive levels     of uranium
—Guidance on geologic conditions and land use settings'     effects on uranium concentrations in groundwater
—Well location and construction methodologies to reduce     the concentration of uranium encountered
—Water sampling and treatment methods for uranium.

2014 / 8 pages
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Residential Water Well Disinfection Following a Flood Event

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The BSP for residential water well disinfection following a flood event contains the following for water well system professionals:
—General recommendations for emergency well     disinfection of a drilled water well
—Specific steps for disinfection, dependent on well     configuration
—Proper disinfection follow-up procedures.

2013 / 10 pages
Catalog #BSP15

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Residential Well Cleaning

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The well cleaning BSP includes information on:
—Indicators to look for in determining if a well needs     cleaning
—How well owners can contribute to the well's longevity
—Information for water well system professionals regarding     natural geologic formations at the well site
—Economics of well cleaning
—Mechanical processes for well cleaning
—Chemical processes for well cleaning
—Steps in residential well cleaning
—A short introduction on well disinfection and its distinction     from well cleaning.

2008 / 11 pages
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Water Well Systems for Fire Protection Services for Stand-Alone Housing Units of Four or Fewer

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The fire protection BSP includes details on:
—An introduction to fire protection methods
—Design for a residential water well system with     consideration of fire protection contingencies
—Sprinkler systems
—Tank storage
—Variable speed drive motors and pump systems
—Use of a well as a standing column of water storage
—Connections for fire protection
—Well systems after a fire event.

2014 / 6 pages
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Water Well Systems Inspection

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NGWA best suggested practices are designed to aid groundwater professionals at industry job sites. They are not standards, but practices that have been demonstrated to show superior results. They are prepared by a consensus of groundwater professionals.

The well inspection BSP contains:
—Introduction to well inspection components
—Minimum requirements for well inspection personnel
—Well use parameters
—Inspection of the well and groundwater system     equipment, including:
    —Visual inspection of wellhead
    —Visual inspection of water well system components
    —Physical inspection of water well system components
—Visual inspection of other equipment
—Documentation.

2011 / 5 pages
Catalog #BSP14

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