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dc.contributor.authorJones, Melvin F. Jren_US
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-17T12:38:08Z
dc.date.available2013-06-17T12:38:08Z
dc.date.issued2005-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47757
dc.description.abstractOver the past 100 plus years, individuals have constructed groundwater wells to meet their needs for drinking water. However, with new technologies, older wells have been abandoned because newer wells provide more reliable sources of water. Today many of these old abandoned wells remain throughout Georgia as a conduit to groundwater. The Georgia Water Well Standards Act addresses abandoned wells by requiring well owners to “fill, seal, and plug” unused wells. However, work is still needed to identify old well sites and properly close out these wells. In Albany, Georgia, the Southwest Georgia Environmental Health Program created a program to find and properly “fill, seal, and plug” abandoned wells. This paper provides background information on how the county environmentalist identified the wells and techniques to properly close the wells.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute The University of Georgia, Water Resources Facultyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2005. Ground water and coastalen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectAbandoned wellsen_US
dc.titleSouthwest Georgia-Albany health district’s abandoned well programen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia. Dept. of Human Resources. Southwest Georgia Health Districten_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgiaen_US
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