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Monitoring well construction, installation and development

Description

This guideline outlines recommended and preferred protocols to construct, install and develop groundwater monitoring wells at confined feeding operations (CFOs), which are regulated under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA). Materials and methods presented are preferred and acceptable for typical situations. Other methods and materials may be acceptable under specific situations, based on the judgment of qualified professionals. Monitoring wells must be constructed, installed and developed by knowledgeable and experienced individuals under the guidance of a suitably qualified professional. Groundwater monitoring refers to the monitoring of local groundwater resources to evaluate changes in chemical, biological and physical characteristics. It includes periodic sampling and analysis to detect changes in constituents in groundwater and periodic measurement of water levels to determine the direction of groundwater flow.

Updated

January 1, 2018

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Title and publication information

Type
Guide
Series Title

Technical guideline

Alternative Title

Monitoring well construction, installation and development : technical guideline

Alternative Title

Technical guideline agdex 096-51

Extent

8 pages

Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Rural Development (2008-2015)

Place of Publication

Morinville

Subject Information

Subject (LCSH)

Monitoring wells--Alberta

Subject (LCSH)

Groundwater--Monitoring

Subject (LCSH)

Wells--Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2011-07-01

Date Added

2015-05-13T15:01:00.423496

Date Modified

2018-01-01

Date Issued

2011-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

096-51

NEOS catalogue key

5421653

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Albert Agriculture

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca

Contact Other

7000-113th Street Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6 310-3276