Welcome  Domestic Well Owners Workshop  Sponsored by  The Nevada Water Resources Association  Spring 2011

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What is the NWRA? State wide association of water professionals with the object and purpose of providing education, training and networking opportunities for those interested in understanding, developing, conserving and protecting Nevada's water resources. . . Why are we doing this?We recognize

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1. Welcome Domestic Well Owners Workshop Sponsored by The Nevada Water Resources Association Spring 2011

2. What is the NWRA? State wide association of water professionals with the object and purpose of providing education, training and networking opportunities for those interested in understanding, developing, conserving and protecting Nevada’s water resources.

3. Why are we doing this? We recognize that some domestic well owners would like to have a better understanding of general groundwater concepts, well operation and maintenance. Many are unaware of the responsibility to protect their water supply and infrastructure. We wish to give a basic workshop to fulfill one of our own association’s objective of relaying education to other water users outside of the association.

4. DISCLAIMER This workshop is solely intended to bring awareness to domestic well owners of their water supply infrastructure. The Nevada Water Resources Association does not intend this workshop to reflect consultations or “how to”, but rather relate good standard practices for water wells.

5. Workshop outline Terminology and Concepts Basic well construction Water system infrastructure Water Quality Well operation and maintenance Domestic water law Questions and Answers

6. Hydrologic Cycle

7. Useful Terms Groundwater: water below the surface of the land that is in the saturated zone. Aquifer: A geologic formation that yields enough water for beneficial use. Well bore: The hole drilled into the earth that allows installation of the well casing. Well Casing: The pipe inserted into the well bore, usually 6- to 8- inches in diameter. Gravel Pack: A gravel-filled space between the borehole wall and the well casing that filters sediment and stabilizes the hole.

8. Useful Terms (continued) Well Screen: A perforated section of the casing that allows water to enter from the aquifer. Static Water Level: The groundwater level in the well when the pump is off. Pumping Level: The water level in the well when the pump is on. Drawdown: The difference between the static level and the pumping level. Pump Setting: The depth of the pump in the well.

9. Useful Terms (continued) GPM: gallons per minute used to measure the rate at which the pump produces water. Recovery Rate: The amount of time it takes for the water level to return to the static level after pumping stops. Stilling Well (or tube): A pvc pipe that is placed along side the pump and used to allow for water level measurements

10. Well construction Bore hole Well casing Well perforations Gravel pack Static water level Sanitary seal

11. Well Drillers Report

12. Pump Components Pump and motor assembly Pump column Power cable Pump intake Pump bowls

13. Concept of drawdown

14. Well Interference Effects

15. Domestic Well Construction Factors Well screen = 20 ft Pump section = 10ft Drawdown = >10ft Drought = 10 ft Well interference = 10 ft Safety factor = 20 ft Total = 80 feet of water or more!

16. Water System Infrastructure

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18. Common Well Problems

19. Well Encrustations

20. Common Water Quality Problems (Get your water tested) Arsenic Iron and Manganese Sand Hydrogen sulfide Nitrates Lead Uranium

21. Nevada Bureau of Safe Drinking Water 775-687-9520 http://ndep.nv.gov/bsdw http://NSF.org http://www.cdc.gov

22. Well Maintenance and Operation Record Keeping (Know your well!) Performance testing Pumping levels Pumping rates Amperage draw Well Cleaning Pressure Tank Maintenance Water Quality Filters Well Chlorination

23. Water well Measurements Sounding tube Meters Steel Tapes

24. Domestic Water Law Nevada Water Law is Appropriative Law Domestic Well Owners have “Protectable Interest” under Nevada Water Law (NRS.533.024) Allowed to pump 2 acre-feet per year for domestic purposes (NRS.534.350) Allows for a reasonable lowering of the water table by new users but applicants must notice other users within 2,500 feet. (NRS.534.110) Domestic well priority is the date of the well construction. (NRS. 534.080)

25. Nevada Division of Water Resources Jason King, State Engineer www.water.nv.gov 775-684-2800 901 South Stewart St. Ste. 2002 Carson City, Nv. 89701

26. Nevada Division of Water Resources Field Offices Southern Nevada: 702-486-2770 Elko: 775-753-3558 Winnemucca: 775-623-6562

27. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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