By October 23, 2014 No Comments

Artificial recharge – the return of water to the ground – can be used to minimize the following potential side effects of excessive groundwater lowering during construction:

  • ┬áConsolidation of compressible soils that can result in damage to existing structures
  • Deterioration of timber piles or other underground timber structures
  • Loss in capacity of water supply wells
  • Saltwater intrusion, movement of groundwater contamination, or migration of contaminant plumes

Recharge can be accomplished using modified deep wells, wellpoints, and recharge trenches.