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Dewatering and Depressurization

Design and operation of groundwater control programs for the mining and construction industries requires specialized skills, experience, and training. While the goal of traditional water supply well fields is to maximize production while minimizing impacts, the reverse is true of dewatering and depressurization well fields. For the mining and construction industries, the objective is to produce only as much groundwater as is necessary to maintain highwall and spoil stability, assure pit floor integrity, and maintain excavation inflows at acceptable rates. For more than two decades, R W Harden & Associates has designed and operated groundwater control systems worldwide, and has provided on-call services to help ensure that operators are able to rapidly and effectively respond to pumping equipment failures and electrical outages.

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