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ASTM D5980

2016 Edition, October 1, 2016

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Standard Guide for Selection and Documentation of Existing Wells for Use in Environmental Site Characterization and Monitoring

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  • Revision: 2016 Edition, October 1, 2016
  • Published Date: October 1, 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 10
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This guide covers the use of existing wells for environmental site characterization and monitoring. It covers the following major topics: criteria for determining the suitability of existing wells for hydrogeologic characterization and groundwater quality monitoring, types of data needed to document the suitability of an existing well, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of existing large- and smallcapacity wells.

This guide should be used in conjunction with Guide D5730, that provides a general approach for environmental site investigations.

This guide does not specifically address design and construction of new monitoring or supply wells. Refer to Practices D5092 and D5787.

This guide does not specifically address groundwater sampling procedures. Refer to Guide D5903.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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.

This guide offers an organized collection of information or a series of options and does not recommend a specific course of action. This guide cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this guide may be applicable in all circumstances. This guide 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 guide 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.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard