Water Reclamation

Water shortages are occurring around the world, and it is our goal to support the reclamation and enhancement of public and private water supplies using ARID technology.

In combination with conventional and solar powered water treatment and desalinization technologies, the ARID In-Bore Aquifer Recharge Injection System is an excellent tool for inexpensively reintroducing usable water back into the public water supply.

Our initiatives are focused on supporting the demand for clean water, especially in areas of high population growth that also have exceptional year round access to renewable energy sources such as solar power, and need to minimize overall project costs for well water retrieval and re-injection.

Our involvement in reclamation projects is related to reducing project costs (well requirements) for water reclamation initiatives related to the re-injection of water. With an ARID In-bore Aquifer Recharge Injection System, brackish (salty) water can be quickly pumped from a deep water aquifer zone and re-injected into another shallow recharge zone all in the same well bore, eliminating the cost and requirement for drilling and completion of separate injection wells and the related piping, etc. This cuts well drilling and completion costs in half for this aspect of any public water reclamation or enhancement project.

In most cases brackish water can either be pre-desalinated by pumping the water to the top of the well head and then through a desalination process and then feeding the water back into the same well head for injection into the recharge zone, again all completed in the same production/injection well. Or, the water can be re-injected directly into the receiving zone prior to desalinization, in which case the water is desalinized if needed at the source of final retraction before introduction into the public water supply. Most often, slightly brackish water can be used for drinking water and stock wells without prior treatment.

For Example, if you estimate a project that must obtain brackish water from a water source by drilling and completing 1,000 water wells at $100,000 or more per well, that project would normally require another large group of injection wells, surface pumping and piping systems, all requiring extensive surface disturbances. With In-Bore Aquifer Recharge Systems the separate injection wells, surface pumping, and water piping systems to move the water can be eliminated dramatically cutting the project costs and surface disturbance.

We first introduced this concept of in-bore aquifer recharge injection to Coal Bed Methane (CBM/CSNG) Operators in Wyoming that needed to de-water coal seams in order to produce gas. With average water production rates of 15 gallons per minute they need to mitigate large quantities of produced water, and their historic option has been to discharge that water to the surface with no real beneficial use, or dispose of it in some other fashion, usually at a very high cost.

ARID In-Bore Aquifer Recharge Injection allows them to inject the water into accessible aquifers where the water is stored for future use by the landowners or the public when needed. In addition to cost savings and water conservation, there are many reasons why in-bore aquifer recharge injection systems work so well versus other water disposal methods.

Why not retrieve and save water for future use when it is clean or treatable and it can be used to enhance a long term water source?