Applied Groundwater Science and Engineering Solutions

Wells & Pump Stations


LSCE is an industry leader in providing planning, permitting, engineering design, and construction management services for municipal, irrigation, domestic, geothermal, ASR, fire protection, and injection wells and well pump stations. The firm’s staff has designed hundreds of water supply wells, ranging from small-diameter exploration/monitoring wells to high capacity supply wells. LSCE’s design approach emphasizes hydraulic efficiency to achieve long-term reliability at the lowest life-cycle cost. LSCE is unique in integrating well and well pump station design and construction services under a single umbrella of experienced scientists and engineers to ensure that target flow rates are achieved and both the well and pump station operate efficiently. This approach of integrating the well and well pump station design also results in lower capital costs and reduced energy costs for well operation.

Services provided by LSCE include:

  • Well siting and well pump station layout
  • Well drilling program design and implementation
  • Pump station design and construction management
  • Well head treatment systems (including arsenic, hexavalent chromium, TDS/salinity, nitrate, organic constituents, and iron and manganese removal systems)
  • Well performance testing and analysis
  • System-head operating analysis and efficient pump selection
  • Pumping plant and well efficiency testing and analysis
  • Cost benefit analyses of variable frequency drives
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosis of well and pump performance
  • Design of well rehabilitation programs and well head and well pump retrofits to improve production
  • Noise studies and sound wall/enclosure design to control noise emissions during well construction and pumping unit operation
  • Development of compliance strategies and permit acquisition, including CEQA compliance and water supply permitting at the local, state and federal level
  • EPA Class I deep injection well design, permitting, construction, and operation and maintenance
  • Design of drywell facilities to capture surface water runoff and enhance groundwater recharge
  • Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) well planning, design and construction
  • Ground-source geothermal well investigation, feasibility and design