Standard Guidelines for Artifical Recharge of Ground Water
|Publication Date:||1 January 2001|
These Standard Guidelines describe the steps necessary to plan, design, construct, maintain, operate, and close a system to recharge ground water in a manner not occurring in nature, and to enhance ground water recharge where it is occurring naturally. They also describe the economic, environmental, and legal (water rights, laws, and regulations) considerations, as weil as field investigation and testing procedures that may apply to all the proceeding steps. The recharge may be accomplished either by applying water to the ground surface for infiltration or by placing it directly into aquifers through wells. Although these Standard Guidelines have been developed to cover situations that may occur in many different types of projects, they can be applied to basic or small projects by selecting the portions of these Standard Guidelines that are appropriate to the proposed project.