WESTERVILLE, Ohio — A new set of best suggested practices (BSPs) for groundwater professionals involved in aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) projects has been approved by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), according to a press release.

The collection of  BSPs, developed through consensus of industry professionals with day-to-day experience in ASR system design and operation, is now available in NGWA’s online bookstore, stated the release.

An ASR is one facet of Managed Aquifer Recharge involving the use of the aquifer as a storage bank from which water can be recovered later for drinking water purposes; and systems implementing ASR have been employed around the country as a method to sustain water reserves, reported the release.

Topics in the new set of BSPs include: An overview of ASR, components of an ASR system, receiving aquifer characteristics, monitoring an ASR system, stakeholder involvement and more, noted the release.

You can find the release here.