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When a water supply well has been affected by flood waters, the water within the well may be contaminated with bacteria or other microorganisms that can cause serious illness in humans and pets.
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    When a water supply well has been affected by flood waters, the water within the well may be contaminated with bacteria or other microorganisms that can cause serious illness in humans and pets.

    Municipal Water Supply Resilience
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  • Municipal water supply resilience

    Tools to achieve municipal water supply resilience

    EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities Program

    As temperatures warm, changes in the water cycle will challenge the reliability of water supplies in some areas. Optimizing the use of supplies from different sources while meeting water-quality standards is crucial to success.

    Earth’s oceans and atmosphere are warming. Scientists project that subsequent changes in the water cycle will challenge the reliability of water supplies in some areas. Changes in the amount of precipitation that falls as rain versus snow and earlier spring snowmelt are among the climate-related changes likely to affect the quality and quantity of some water supplies. Non-climate factors such as increased demand from growing populations and aging infrastructure can compound these issues, threatening the ample supply of clean, safe water and reliable wastewater services many Americans take for granted.

    To ensure uninterrupted future services, water managers must make infrastructure decisions sooner than later. Decisions to build reservoirs, purchase desalination equipment or increase capacity to manage stormwater or wastewater can take a decade or more to implement plus remain viable for decades into the future.

    Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) Case Study : Fredericktown, Missouri

    https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/addressing-short-and-long-term-risks-water-supply

    Resiliency appears to be key to developing a more trustworthy water supply and sanitation system. A 2017 Canadian policy brief highlights best practices:

    https://www.iisd.org/library/building-climate-resilient-city-water-supply-and-sanitation-systems

    Key message from that brief include:

    • Building and maintaining a water supply system resilient to climate shocks requires “multi-barrier” methods that strengthen all infrastructure components.
    • Redundancy in water supply should be a policy priority with the flexibility to shift between surface and groundwater options.
    • Highly decentralized water supply and sanitation options are now feasible; they provide resilience and complement centralized systems.
    • Water conservation and green infrastructure options for stormwater management are proven approaches for reducing climate risks.

    The EPS’s Route to Resilience (RtoR) Tool can be of benefit to water managers, too. It uses brief videos and an easy to navigate interface to guide users through the process of building their own unique Roadmap to Resilience report. The RtoR presents five stops to resiliency:

    • Assess
    • Plan
    • Train
    • Respond
    • Recover
    Get started here:

    https://www.epa.gov/waterresilience/route-resilience-2018-drinking-water-and-wastewater-utilities

    Sources:

    https://www.iisd.org

    https://www.epa.gov

    https://toolkit.climate.gov

    Excerpted and adapted from the report Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment (Chapter 2: Our Changing Climate and Chapter 3: Water Resources) and the Water Resources/Climate Impacts and Adaptation Examples webpage published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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    Airshock

    The AirShock® Impulse Generator (AIG) is the latest, environmentally-safe water well rehabilitation process. It uses bursts of compressed gas to remove build-up from well screens, gravel packs and surrounding aquifers. It provides a “green” alternative to water well rehabilitation and development because it uses fewer (if any) chemical additives.

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    GREEN TECHNOLOGY

    AIG fires automatically once every 2-3 seconds and each burst lasts just several dozens of milliseconds. Resulting shock waves and powerful water surges, produced by this process, successfully remove incrustation in the well screen, gravel pack and surrounding aquifer. In a very short time, a well is completely restored to the highest level of efficiency. The method is unique both in success and ease of setup and operation.

    80 – 120% WATER WELL RESTORATION

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    AIRSHOCK® Impulse Generator is:

    • Safe, environmentally friendly
    • Highly effective for both screened and open wells
    • Relatively short procedure of a few hours
    • Well downtime 1-2 days only
    • Used independently or in combination with chemicals
    • Reliable equipment with negligible maintenance through years
    • Contractor-owned

    BWP, INC. | EXPERT WATER WELL & PUMP SERVICES

    • Hydro-geologic Design Services
    • Water Well Installation
    • Water Well Rehab
    • Pump Sales & Installation
    • Complete Pump Service and Repair
    • In-house Machine Shop Services
    • Geotechnical & Environmental Drilling
    • Direct Push Services

    Reclaiming Efficiency

    Over time, water wells become clogged and lose efficiency which directly relates to drinking water quality and quantity. Naturally occurring minerals precipitate out of solution as they enter the gravel pack and well screen of water wells. These minerals accumulate on the openings of the well screen and open spaces in the gravel pack, reducing the yield of the well. The precipitated minerals, along with oxygen introduced by the operation of the pump, cause an increase in biological activity, further reducing the yield of the well.

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    The environment in a water well is oxygen- and mineral-rich, ideal for bacteria to thrive and plugging to occur. If not cleaned, the gravel pack and well screens get clogged. The more clogged they get, the more costly it can be to rehabilitate a well. Left unattended, there is always the possibility of a system failure.

    We won’t let that happen to you.

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    Inspections are extremely important in the evaluation of your equipment. BWP’s experienced personnel will provide you with a detailed inspection of your well and pump. We provide you inspection documentation that ensure compliance. Should pump repairs be necessary, Brotcke Well & Pump provides a 100% guarantee. If the well needs cleaning, we have a patented process to not only clean your well, but also improve efficiency.

    The Brotcke High Velocity Injection Process (U.S. Patent Number 5392814) is designed to clean this material mechanically by injecting a custom blend of chemicals at rates of up to 4,200 GPM with pressures of 60 PSI. By reversing the flow of fluid into the well at an extremely high rate, the loosened mineral and biological build up is removed from the well screen, gravel pack and native formation. Adding a custom blend of chemicals to the process achieves more effective cleaning by dissolving the mineral buildup and sequestering these materials so they can be removed from the well.

    Our High Velocity Injection Technique has successfully rehabilitated hundreds of wells in the Midwest. Through this process, mineral deposits are removed from the formation as well as the well screen resulting in capacities much higher than those achieved by traditional methods of well cleaning.

    Brotcke Well & Pump, Inc. (BWP) uses a patented High Velocity Injection Treatment process. It is a unique technique designed by BWP. A custom blend of chemicals engineered to meet each well’s specific requirements is injected and surged into the well and forced out into the formation.

    All chemicals used by BWP are National Sanitary Foundation (NSF) approved.

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    Click the movie above to see the difference.

    Our patented treatment system is designed to:

    • clean the well screen with a combination of pressure and chemistry
    • dissolve and remove build up
    • sterilize the well environment
    • improve flow capacity

    BWP, INC. | EXPERT WATER WELL & PUMP SERVICES

    • Hydro-geologic Design Services
    • Water Well Installation
    • Water Well Rehab
    • Pump Sales & Installation
    • Complete Pump Service and Repair
    • In-house Machine Shop Services
    • Geotechnical & Environmental Drilling
    • Direct Push Services