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Ask The Expert: Sizing a Community Well
01/02/2001 
 
Question: Can you identify a regulation or standard that defines the size of small, medium, and large community water wells?

Bill Kelly
Prozone International
Huntsville, Ala.
 

Answer: Large, medium or small communities are defined by the number of connections and, thus, by the overall demand of the community whatever the source. There are other considerations in determining well size, such as redundancy, aquifer yield, pumping capacities and the availability of alternate sources. The water requirements are usually estimated at 150 gallons per capita, this to cover fire protection and commercial needs. In the cases where the sources will not support peak demands, storage must be increased.

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