This document is intended as a primer, describing the process for the design and performance of an “aquifer test” (how to obtain reliable data from a pumping test) to obtain accurate estimates of aquifer parameters. It is intended for use by those professionals involved in characterizing sites which require corrective action as well as those which are proposed for ground water development, agricultural development, industrial development, or disposal activities. The goal of the document is to provide the reader with a complete picture of all of the elements of aquifer (pumping) test design and performance and an understanding of how those elements can affect the quality of the final data.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Suggested Operating Procedures for Aquifer Pumping Tests (PDF)(23 pp, 306 K, 1993, 540-S-93-503)