Standard Historical Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014
ASTM D4050-96(2008)

Standard Test Method for (Field Procedure) for Withdrawal and Injection Well Tests for Determining Hydraulic Properties of Aquifer Systems

Significance and Use

Withdrawal and injection well test field procedures are used with appropriate analytical procedures in appropriate hydrogeological sites to determine transmissivity and storage coefficient of aquifers and hydraulic conductivity of confining beds.


1.1 This test method covers the field procedure for selecting well locations, controlling discharge or injection rates, and measuring water levels used to analyze the hydraulic properties of an aquifer or aquifers and adjacent confining beds.

1.2 This test method is used in conjunction with an analytical procedure such as Test Methods D4105 or D4106 to determine aquifer properties.

1.3 The appropriate field and analytical procedures are selected as described in Guide D4043.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.08
Developed by Subcommittee: D18.21
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/D4050-96R08
ICS Code: 13.060.10