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Groundwater Recharge and Wells

A Guide to Aquifer Storage Recovery, 1st Edition

By R. David G. Pyne

CRC Press

400 pages

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Understanding the issues that have been encountered at other sites, and the steps that have led to successful resolution of these issues, can provide great help to those considering, planning, or implementing new groundwater recharge projects. Recent technical advances and operational experience have demonstrated that well recharge is a feasible and cost effective method of artificially recharging natural aquifers. This practical guide reviews the technical constraints and issues that have been addressed and resolved through research and experience at many sites. The book presents aquifer storage recovery (ASR) technology and traces its evolution over the past 25 years in the United States. Procedures for groundwater recharge are presented, and selected case studies are examined. Drinking water quality standards and conversion factors are provided in the appendix for easy reference.


"Highly recommended."

- CHOICE, February 1996, Volume 33, Number 6

Table of Contents


Water Management: A Global Challenge

ASR: A New Water Management Tool

What Is ASR?

Historical Development of ASR

ASR Applications to Meet Water Management Needs

Objectives of this Book

ASR Program Development


Phase 1: Feasibility Assessment and Conceptual Design

Phase 2: Field Test Program

Phase 3: ASR Wellfield Expansion

Operations and Maintenance

Water Supply Planning with ASR

Design of ASR Systems


Wellhead Facilities


Selected ASR Technical Issues

Recovery Efficiency

Well Plugging and Redevelopment

Wellhead Filtration

Flow Control

Disinfection Byproduct Reduction

Pre- and Post-Treatment

Simulation Modeling



Water Chemistry

Aquifer Characteristics

Geochemical Processes

Geochemical Models

Laboratory Testing

Field Investigations

Transport Models

Selected ASR Non-Technical Issues


Water Rate Impacts

Legal and Regulatory Issues

Environmental Impacts

Public Involvement

Alternative ASR Applications


Surface Water Storage

Untreated Groundwater Storage

Reclaimed Water

Future Directions

Technical Developments

Regulatory Issues

Global Applications of ASR

Selected Case Studies


Drinking Water Quality Standards

Conversion Factors



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply