Exercise 1

A homeowner is having a new domestic well installed to supply a household with four people. The well has been drilled to a depth of 50 m below the ground surface and the well yield has been measured to be 2 L/min. The homeowner wants to know if this well can supply enough water for their home or if they should continue to drill deeper. Do you think this well will meet their water supply needs? The home is in Canada where the average domestic water use is 215 L/day per person. It is a drilled well with a diameter of 152 mm and static water level of 5 m below the ground surface. You can assume a 5 m water level allowance above the bottom of the well for the pump setting.

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