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Vacuum Wells

Vacuum wells are an adaptation of deep well systems. Each well in the system is pumped by a submersible pumps, but a vacuum is also applied to each well via a vacuum pump located at the surface. The application of a vacuum allows the wells to be more effective in reducing pore water pressures in poorly draining fine grained soils. In appropriate ground conditions vacuum wells can be a viable alternative to eductors.

Groundwater Engineering provides complete vacuum 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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