A new dump for my system

Discussion in 'Open Loop' started by surviverguy, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. surviverguy

    surviverguy Member

    Special thanks to senior members Waterpirate, Urthbuoy, Palacegeo, Ami Contracting, Mark Curtis and Docjenser. The class 5 injection well was not legal here in Georgia. I have located a suitable sight not too far away from that return well. I'll be digging a trench 125' long and adding that much pipe. The water will cascade down an outcropping of large rocks down a gentle hill to an almost level grassy area about 2,000 sq ft. After this grassy area it will enter a wooded buffer area which protects a creek on my property. It will find it's way to the creek. I preferred the two well system, but since it's forbidden the pump and inject system will be pump and dump.
    Water treatment costs and well pumping costs only amount to about $120/year. It's hard to justify spending thousands on a switch to closed loop. I have the added benefit of lower summer EWT which allows radiant cooling of my floors via heat exchanger with no heatpump chilling needed.
    I plan to use the old "return well" as an observation well to monitor static water height using about four float switches and four LED's powered with a 9vdc battery. If I don't use the well for some purpose after about 2 years it's considered an abandoned well and I don't want that to happen. I also don't want to run my well dry. The pump was in 100' water before this drought. I'm not sure what the static height is now.
  2. waterpirate

    waterpirate Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Sounds like a wonderfull plan, and all that starts well ends well.:)
  3. AMI Contracting

    AMI Contracting A nice Van Morrison song Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Just a note. When running drain pipe, don't go with anything smaller than 4".
  4. surviverguy

    surviverguy Member

    AMI, thanks for that detail on drain piping. I'm looking for my BMP book, "best management practices" ......I might need to get myself another copy along with a bunch of large rocks and gravel and more pipe.

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