Water Well Construction Observation for a Field Geologist

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Following these tips will help make for a smooth well construction.

By Christopher S. Johnson, PG, CHg

The meetings are done, everyone has read the specifications, the pilot hole is almost finished, and it’s time to start building a well. So begins the hard work.

This is going to be more of a list of things to do and think about rather than a philosophical discussion. For field geologists, hydrogeologists, geohydrologists or engineers tasked with observing the compliance of a drilling contractor with specifications related to the construction of a new water well, you need to engage is some basic to advanced practices to hold up your end of the bargain.

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