Hydrologic data from a deep test well, City of Sarasota, Florida

Open-File Report 79-1275


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The city of Sarasota drilled a test well to a depth of 3,513 feet at the city 's wastewater-treatment facility in downtown Sarasota, Fla. The test well was drilled to determine the feasibility of disposing of liquid waste from the city 's secondary treatment plant. Drilling of the test well began in July 1973 and was completed in November 1974. A conventional circulation mud-rotary drilling method was used to a depth of 1 ,146 feet below land surface and a reverse circulation air-lift method was used to a depth of 3,513 feet. The greatest chloride concentration of water withdrawn from the test well was 31,000 milligrams per liter. The test well, uncased and open to dolomitic limestone between 2,006 and 3,513 feet, yielded 392 gallons per minute with a drawdown of approximately 100 feet. (Kosco-USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Hydrologic data from a deep test well, City of Sarasota, Florida
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 79-1275
DOI 10.3133/ofr791275
Edition -
Year Published 1979
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description iv, 32 p. :ill., map ;27 cm.
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