California Department of Water Resources - Southern District


California Well Standards

Introduction (Bulletin 74-81)
Statement of the Problem
Developing the Standards
The 1981 Edition
Establishing and Enforcing Standards
Design and Performance Guidelines
Testing for Capacity
Well Efficiency
Sanding
Water Well Drillers' Reports
Comments and Public Hearings on Draft Edition
Introduction (Bulletin 74-90)
History of DWR Standards
Relationship of DWR Well Standards Publications
Organization of This Supplement
Limitations of Standards
Applicability
Water Well Standards (Bulletins 74-81 & 74-90 combined)
Part I. General
Section 1. Definitions
Section 2. Application to Type of Well
Section 3. Exemption Due to Unusual Conditions
Section 4. Exclusions
Section 5. Special Standards
Section 6. Well Drillers
Section 7. Reports
Part II. Well Construction
Section 8. Well Location with Respect to Contaminants and Pollutants
Section 9. Sealing the Upper Annular Space
Section 10. Surface Construction Features
Section 11. Disinfection and Other Sanitary Requirements
Section 12. Casing
Section 13. Sealing-Off Strata
Section 14. Well Development
Section 15. Water Quality Sampling
Section 16. Special Provisions for Large Diameter Shallow Wells
Section 17. Special Provisions for Driven Wells
Section 18. Rehabilitation, Repair, and Deepening of Wells
Section 19. Temporary Cover
Part III. Destruction of Wells
Section 20. Purpose of Destruction
Section 21. Definition of "Abandoned" Well
Section 22. General Requirement
Section 23. Requirements for Destroying Wells
Monitoring Well Standards (Bulletin 74-90)
Introduction
History of Monitoring Wells
Types of Monitoring Wells
Authority and Responsibilities of Other Agencies
Scope, Organization, and Limitations of Standards
Part I. General
Section 1. Definitions
Section 2. Application to Type of Well
Section 3. Exemption Due to Unusual Conditions
Section 4. Exclusions
Section 5. Special Standards
Section 6. Responsible Parties
Section 7. Reports
Part II. Monitoring Well Construction
Section 8. Well Location with Respect to Contaminants and Pollutants
Section 9. Sealing the Upper Annular Space
Section 10. Surface Construction Features
Section 11. Filter Packs
Section 12. Casing
Section 13. Well Development
Section 14. Rehabilitation and Repair of Monitoring Wells
Section 15. Temporary Cover
Part III. Destruction of Monitoring Wells
Section 16. Purpose of Destruction
Section 17. Definition of "Abandoned" Monitoring Well
Section 18. General Requirement
Section 19. Requirements for Destroying Monitoring Wells and Exploration Holes
Cathodic Protection Well Standards (Bulletin 74-90)
Introduction
Electrolytic Corrosion
Cathodic Protection
Cathodic Protection Wells
Corrosion Coordinating Committees
Need of Cathodic Protection Well Standards
History of Cathodic Protection Well Standards
Scope of Standards
Organization of Standards
Part I. General
Section 1. Definitions
Section 2. Exemption Due to Unusual Conditions
Section 3. Special Standards
Section 4. Responsible Parties
Section 5. Reports
Part II. Cathodic Protection Well Construction
Section 6. Well Location with Respect to Contaminants and Pollutants
Section 7. Sealing the Upper Annular Space
Section 8. Surface Construction Features
Section 9. Casing
Section 10. Sealing-Off Strata
Section 11. Repair of Cathodic Protection Wells
Section 12. Temporary Cover
Part III. Destruction of Cathodic Protection Wells
Section 13. Purpose of Destruction
Section 14. Definition of "Abandoned" Cathodic Protection Well
Section 15. General Requirement
Section 16. Requirements for Destroying Cathodic Protection Wells
Appendices (Bulletin 74-81)
Appendix A Definition of Terms
Appendix B Suggested Methods for Sealing the Annular Space
and for Sealing-Off Strata
Appendix C Suggested Procedures for Disinfecting Wells
Appendix D Collection of Water Quality Samples
Appendix E Bibliography
Appendices (Bulletin 74-90)
Appendix A Definition of Terms
Appendix B References
Books and Pamphlets
Periodicals
Laws, Rules and Regulations

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