Nev. Admin. Code § 534.4355 - Monitoring wells: Casing; prevention of contamination

1. A well driller shall install casing in a monitoring well. If polyvinyl chloride casing is used, it must comply with the standards adopted by reference pursuant to subsection 1 of NAC 534.362.
2. The well driller shall take the precautions necessary to prevent contamination of groundwater. The equipment used to construct a monitoring well must be decontaminated before the construction of the well is commenced.
3. The diameter of the casing must not exceed 4 inches in nominal size.
4. The connections of the casing must comply with the provisions of NAC 534.360 or 534.362. The connections must be made watertight by:
(a) Wrapping them with teflon tape;
(b) Placing a ring or gasket between them; or
(c) By any other method which will not introduce contaminants into the well except gluing.
5. Both ends of the casing must be capped.
6. The perforations must be of a width and length which will allow the strata to be observed while not permitting the infiltration of the gravel pack through the casing or allowing the contaminants or water from separate strata to commingle.
7. To ensure adequate space for the gravel pack and seals, the borehole of a monitoring well must, for the entire length of the casing placed in the well, be not less than 4 inches larger than the diameter of the casing.
8. Not more than one perforated or screened section of casing may be placed in the borehole of a monitoring well.
9. Not more than one casing may be placed in the borehole of a monitoring well unless the vertical intervals of the borehole in between the screened sections of the casings are sealed with neat cement, cement grout or cement-bentonite grout.
10. Monitoring wells must be drilled an adequate distance from each other to ensure that there is no commingling of the contaminants or groundwater encountered in the wells.


Nev. Admin. Code § 534.4355
Added to NAC by St. Engineer, eff. 12-30-97; A by R039-12, 6-29-2012; A by R044-14, eff. 10/24/2014; A by R068-20A, eff. 12/29/2020; A by R068-20CAP, eff. 6/23/2021
NRS 534.020, 534.060, 534.110

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