Publication ID: 9570
Title: Webster Well 1 Aquifer Storage and Recovery
Abstract: The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Water Authority) is conducting an aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) project using existing production wells and treated San Juan-Chama water diverted from the Rio Grande to recharge the Santa Fe Group aquifer system of the Middle Rio Grande Basin and recover the water for later use. Groundwater from Webster Well 1 has an arsenic concentration well above the U.S. EPA National Primary Drinking Water Regulation MCL, and the well is currently offline. The Water Authority is implementing the Webster Well 1 recharge demonstration project to determine whether ASR project implementation will allow wells with high arsenic concentrations to be brought back online. The project includes initial and periodic water quality sampling, including daily arsenic sampling during extraction. This presentation discusses the effectiveness, based on the injection test project results, of using existing infrastructure for ASR in the Albuquerque basin.
Citation: Ewing, A., J. M. Stomp III, K. Yuhas, and A. Friedt. 2013. Webster Well 1 Aquifer Storage and Recovery. Presented at the 2013 American Water Resources Association Annual Water Resources Conference. Portland, Oregon. November 6.
Groups: Water Infrastructure, Water Resources, Water Quality Investigations, Water Supply Development