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1.1 This practice identifies design and construction considerations to be applied to monitoring wells for protection from natural and man caused damage or impacts.
1.2 The installation and development of a well is a costly and detailed activity with the goal of providing representative samples and data throughout the design life of the well. Damages to the well at the surface frequently result in loss of the well or changes in the data. This standard provides for access control so that tampering with the installation should be evident. The design and installation of appropriate surface protection will mitigate the likelihood of damage or loss.
1.3 This practice may be applied to other surface or subsurface monitoring device locations, such as piezometers, permeameters, temperature or moisture monitors, or seismic devices to provide protection.
1.4 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word "Standard" in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids
D5092 Practice for Design and Installation of Groundwater Monitoring Wells
D5918 Test Methods for Frost Heave and Thaw Weakening Susceptibility of Soils
D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
ICS Number Code 73.100.30 (Equipment for drilling and mine excavation)
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ASTM D5787-95(2000), Standard Practice for Monitoring Well Protection, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.orgBack to Top