Let Building Crafts Help You Leverage the Advantages of Collector Wells

When it comes to acquiring large amounts of naturally pre-filtered water economically, collector wells may be the best solution for your water supply needs.  Building Crafts, Inc. (BCI) can help you evaluate the effectiveness of a collector well for meeting your water supply requirements including site location analysis, exploratory drilling, pumping tests and a complete feasibility report.  We work closely with you every step of the way — from conception to project approval through construction to successful pumping operations.

A collector well is a horizontal radial well used to extract water from an aquifer with induced infiltration from a surface water source like a river or lake. For decades, collector wells have been the system of choice for developing large quantities of water very efficiently and economically.  As an alternative to conventional vertical wells or surface water intakes, Building Crafts draws on extensive experience to construct collector wells that maximize water supply production while minimizing maintenance and environmental impact. Yields from existing units range from less than 2,000 GPM to in excess of 50 MGD.

Design and Operation

Collector wells consist of a central concrete shaft or caisson equipped with horizontal screens radiating out into the water-bearing sediments.  Water is drawn into the central caisson through these horizontal screens or laterals where it collects and is pumped to the ground surface.  Collector wells are particularly well-suited for developing unconsolidated aquifers where recharge can be induced from a surface water source.

Collector Wells Offer Many Distinct Advantages

Building Crafts constructed collector wells offer several environmental and operational advantages over traditional vertical wells or surface water supplies including:

  • Greater screen lengths, screen surface area and capacity per well.
  • Lower operating and maintenance costs.
  • Concentration of operations requires minimal land acquisition.
  • Natural filtration of raw water supply leads to reduced treatment costs.

For more information contact Greg Slone by Email – gslone@buildingcrafts.com, or phone – 859-781-9500.

A Collector Well
A Collector Well
Caisson Construction
Caisson Construction
Collector Well Completion
Collector Well Completion