Monitoring Well Types and Standards

Monitoring Well Types and Standards


Having your own well on your residential or commercial property can be a great way to have control of your water supply. However, it also leaves you responsible for ensuring an adequate and clean water supply. An effective and convenient way to do this is with monitoring wells. If you’re new to the concept, our experts at All American Environmental are here to answer all your questions about the purpose of a monitoring well, the actual monitoring well definition, and how to ensure your monitoring well is installed correctly and successfully, etc.


What is a monitoring well?


A monitoring well is a specialized, tube-shaped device that is installed in your land. The type and length of the well will vary based on the details of each property, but the purpose is to measure the amount of groundwater available. Monitoring wells also serve the purpose of allowing easy access for analyzing groundwater samples for contamination. For property owners with an on-site well, this is an important part of keeping their water supply healthy and plentiful.


What type of monitoring well is best for my property?


There are several types of monitoring wells that our specialists at All American Environmental may recommend based on your needs and your property’s water. The most common type is an individual monitoring well – a basic monitoring well placed in a specially drilled borehole. However, if you need to monitor water at various levels and from various sources, you may require one of the other types of wells: a nested monitoring well or clustered monitoring well. Both types use multiple wells at varying lengths, but a nested monitoring well contains all these wells within the same borehole, while clustered monitoring wells are each in their own borehole.


How do I know that I’m getting the exact monitoring well my property needs?


Given the important purpose of monitoring wells, you want to be sure that your monitoring well is installed correctly and that you’re getting the precise type of well you need. The State of New Jersey has established standards to ensure that monitoring wells are used and installed correctly, and our team at All American Environmental has the knowledge and skills to meet and exceed these standards. In fact, we put our extensive experience to use on every job by customizing each property owner’s monitoring well to be precisely what their property needs. We can ensure that every customer’s monitoring well is optimized to give him or her the information and control that he or she needs.


Ensure your groundwater is safe and adequate.


A monitoring well is an important part of the equation to ensure your property’s groundwater is safe and adequate for your purposes, therefore, knowing the different types of monitoring well types and standards is extremely important.  Whether you’re establishing a new property and are setting up your well and groundwater usage system, or you want to improve your property by adding a monitoring well, our team at All American Environmental, NJ knows it is important to decipher the different monitoring well types and standards to make the installation and results from a success.


To get started, schedule a consultation for your monitoring well design and installation today.


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