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ASTM D5717

1995 Edition, April 15, 1995

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Standard Guide for Design of Ground-Water Monitoring Systems in Karst and Fractured-Rock Aquifers

Includes all amendments and changes through Editorial Change 1, October 1998


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  • Revision: 1995 Edition, April 15, 1995
  • Published Date: October 1998
  • Status: Not Active, See comments below
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 18
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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1. Scope

1.1 Justification--This guide considers the characterization of karst and fractured-rock aquifers as an integral component of monitoring-system design. Hence, the development of a conceptual hydrogeologic model that identifies and defines the various components of the flow system is recommended prior to the design and implementation of a monitoring system.

1.2 Methodology and Applicability--This guide is based on recognized methods of monitoring-system design and implementation for the purpose of collecting representative ground-water data. The design guidelines are applicable to the determination of ground-water flow and contaminant transport from existing sites, assessment of proposed sites, and determination of wellhead or springhead protection areas.

1.3 Objectives--The objectives of this guide are to outline procedures for obtaining information on hydrogeologic characteristics and water-quality data representative of karst and fractured-rock aquifers.

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.