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A deep well system consists of an array of bored wells pumped by submersible pumps. Pumping from each well lowers the groundwater level and creates a cone of depression or drawdown around itself. Several wells acting in combination can lower groundwater level over a wide area beneath an excavation. Because the technique does not operate on a suction principle, large drawdowns can be achieved, limited only by the depth of the wells, and the hydrogeological conditions.

The wells are generally sited just outside the area of proposed excavation, and are pumped by electric submersible pumps near the base of each well. Water collection pipes, power supply generators, electrical controls and monitoring systems are located at the surface.

Groundwater Engineering provides complete deep well dewatering solutions:

  • Design of dewatering systems
  • Well drilling and installation
  • Pumping tests
  • Equipment sales and rental
  • Monitoring systems
  • On-site operation and maintenance


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