Chapter 3. An Introduction to Well and Borehole Design

  1. Bruce Misstear1,
  2. David Banks2 and
  3. Lewis Clark PhD Visiting Professor consultancy3

Published Online: 13 OCT 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470031344.ch3

Water Wells and Boreholes

Water Wells and Boreholes

How to Cite

Misstear, B., Banks, D. and Clark, L. (2006) An Introduction to Well and Borehole Design, in Water Wells and Boreholes, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470031344.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 2

    Holymoor Consultancy, Chesterfield, UK

  3. 3

    (Deceased) - formerly of Clark Consult Ltd, Henley on Thames, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 OCT 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470849897

Online ISBN: 9780470031346



  • well or borehole design;
  • multiple aquifer system;
  • unconsolidated aquifers and alluvial deposits;
  • gravel pack choice;
  • well designing economics;
  • hand-dug well;
  • infiltration galleries;
  • radial collector wells and pump selection;
  • observation and exploration boreholes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Drilled wells

  • Hand-dug wells

  • Infiltration galleries

  • Radial collector wells

  • Observation boreholes

  • Exploration boreholes

  • Pump selection