Groundwater Resources: Springs and Wells
This online engineering PDH course provides engineers with some of the fundamentals of planning and developing groundwater resources. It describes the nature of groundwater, methods of obtaining it from springs or wells, and the development and maintenance of groundwater recovery systems.
Groundwater has many advantages over water from other sources and has considerable economic importance. The principal ways of using groundwater are through spring and well developments. A spring is a natural outflow of water from an underground supply to the ground surface. A well (vertical or horizontal) is a hole drilled, dug, or driven into the earth to obtain groundwater.
This 4 PDH online course is intended for civil, construction, mechanical, and other engineers concerned with the design, development, maintenance, and construction of groundwater recovery systems.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Identifying sources of water supply in water-bearing materials
- Understanding the effects of geologic structure on groundwater resources
- Learning the principles of spring design and maintenance
- Familiarizing with the various types of wells and their development after installation
- Applying the principles of hydraulics, and pump selection
- Understanding applicable state laws and groundwater rights
- Learning the principles of contracts, specifications and abandonment
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 12, “Springs and Wells” of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service document, “Part 650–Engineering Field Handbook, Pub. #210-VI-NEH, July, 2012.
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