|DBS&A staff monitoring transducer data during a pumping test at the City of Amarillo’s Potter Well Field Project utilizing a line-shaft turbine pump and a magnetic flow meter.|
Water supply managers and operators must identify, acquire, develop, and secure groundwater for growing populations. DBS&A can help optimize well designs and other supply infrastructure, obtain permitting and funding, and acquire and manage water rights.
DBS&A has considerable experience with the permitting, design, construction, development, testing, and maintenance of water supply wells. Well analysis typically includes evaluating existing hydrogeologic data to determine the depth to water, underlying lithology, anticipated discharge rate, and groundwater quality. Our experience ranges from shallow, small-capacity wells to deep, high-capacity well fields serving entire cities with growing populations. Our design activities incorporate state-of-the-art modeling and hydrogeologic analysis. Once the design is complete, we develop specifications, provide bidding assistance, and perform well construction oversight on water supply projects.
Key services in water supply development include:
- Geophysical logging oversight and analysis
- Exploratory drilling and hydrogeologic characterization
- Aquifer testing
- Identification of production zones
- Municipal well and well field design and development
- Water rights analysis and acquisition
- Conjunctive use studies
- Construction oversight
DBS&A offers a short course, “The Art of Water Supply,” that is an introduction to the science, engineering, and other components involved in identifying, developing, and securing our clients' future water supply. It is designed for managers and operators from municipalities, water districts, and public utilities. Please contact us for more information.
Bear Canyon Recharge and
Large-Scale Aquifer Storage
and Recovery Projects
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Water Supply Management
through Water Reuse and
Rio Rancho, New Mexico