Cathodic Protection Well Standards

STANDARDS

Part II. Cathodic Protection Well Construction

Section 6. Well Location With Respect to Pollutants and Contaminants, and Structures.

  1. Separation. Cathodic protection wells shall be located an adequate distance from known or potential sources of pollution or contamination, where site constraints and corrosion control considerations allow. Potential sources of pollution and contamination include those listed in Section 8 of the Water Well Standards.

    As specified in Section 7 below, the length of the annular seal for a cathodic protection well shall be increased if the well is located in a congested urban area, or is located within 100 feet of any potential source of pollution or contamination.

  2. Flooding and Drainage. Cathodic protection wells should be located in areas protected from flooding, if possible. Wells located in areas of flooding shall be protected from flood waters and drainage, including protective measures outlined in Section 8, below.

    Ground surface surrounding a cathodic protection well shall slope away from the well. Drainage from areas surrounding a cathodic protection well shall be directed away from the well.

  3. Accessibility. All cathodic protection wells shall be located an adequate distance from buildings and other structures to allow access for well maintenance, modification, repair, and destruction, unless otherwise approved by the enforcing agency.

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