Principles of Ground-Water Protection

by David W. Miller, Geraghty & Miller, Inc, Plainview, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions


Successful wellhead protection activities depend on a thorough knowledge of the ground-water flow system and an understanding of how contaminants migrate through geologic formations. Once these factors have been determined, areas of contribution can be mapped and limitations on the types of land use and other controls can be considered.

Subject Headings: Groundwater pollution | Groundwater | Groundwater flow | Groundwater quality | Pollutants | Geology | Mapping | Land use

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