Monitoring & Well Installation


Air Sparge Well Installation - South Bend, IN

EFS was contracted to provide construction and installation of air sparge wells for a groundwater
corrective measures system upgrade at a former chemical distribution facility in South Bend, Indiana.
EFS furnished and installed vertical air sparge wells in accordance with the Corrective Measures Study and Corrective Measures Implementation Workplan for this site.

The scope of services provided by EFS included:

  • Cleared borings with hand auger/air knife to a depth of 5-feet below grade
  • Blank-drilled to a depth of 60-feet below surface at seventeen (17) locations and 43-feet below grade at three (3) locations
  • Utilized Hollow Stem Auger (HSA) equipment to install twenty (20) 1-inch diameter wells constructed of Schedule 80 PVC materials using flush-threaded PVC risers and 2.5-foot 0.010-inch slotted well screens
  • Containerized all soil cuttings in roll-off boxes

EFS provided Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 40-Hour HAZWOPER-trained
personnel and EFS-owned drill rigs to accomplish the scope of work. Work activates were performed
with Level D Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and in accordance with OSHA and Indiana
Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) regulations.