541-4006/01 – Groundwater Pumping (JPV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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KLE028 doc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

By the capture we mean the collection of water from a water source through a capture object. The collection of groundwater as well as surface water must ensure hygienically safety, technically efficient and economical abstraction. Groundwater capturing is the completion of the exploration work. Properly constructed collection facilities must enable optimal pumping of groundwater reserves, their protection, level measurement and chemical composition of water. The filtration part of the collection object must allow water to pass through with minimal pressure losses without collation or suffocation. In this course, issues related to the design and implementation of collection facilities are discussed in detail, as well as the methods of equipping observation facilities necessary for the control of groundwater collection and protection. The greatest attention is paid to the equipment, because it is during the equipment that most errors occur and incorrect equipment then causes problems throughout the function of the collection object. The course also focuses on the maintenance and regeneration of buildings and measuring techniques, which must be kept in mind when designing collection facilities.

Teaching methods



The gradual decline of water supplies or the direct lack of water in various parts of the world has caused water to become more and more in the forefront of the interest of professionals and the general public in all countries in recent years. With the development of industry, agriculture and the growth of living standards, water consumption is growing, but so is the pollution of surface and groundwater by industry, mining, construction and agriculture. The object of interest of this subject is therefore to ensure the supply of quality drinking and utility water and to determine protective measures against their pollution, which are already directly related to the protection of the environment as a whole. The issue of groundwater abstraction is one of the fields of applied hydrogeology. It represents a large area, including groundwater abstraction for water supply, land reclamation and groundwater abstraction in drainage in construction and mining.

Compulsory literature:

HISCOCK, K. M.; BENSE, V. F.: Hydrogeology - Principles and Practice (2nd Edition). John Wiley & Sons, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-470-65662-4 MISSTEAR, B.; BANKS, D.; CLARK, L.: Water Wells and Boreholes (2nd Edition). John Wiley & Sons, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-118-95170-5 PORGES, R. E.; HAMMER, M. J.: Compendium of Hydrogeology. National Ground Water Association, 2001. ISBN: 978-1-60119-786-3 ROBINS, N.: Introducing Hydrogeology. Dunedin Academic Press, 2020. ISBN: 978-1-78046-078-9

Recommended literature:

HARTER, T.: Water Well Design and Construction. Regents of the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2003. HARTER, T.; ROLLINS, l.: Watersheds, Groundwater and Drinking Water: A Practical Guide. UCANR Publications, 2008. ISBN: 9781879906815 OOSTERBAAN, R. J.: Subsurface land drainage by tube wells. International Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement (ILRI), Wageningen, The Netherlands, 2017. WEIGHT, W. D.: Practical Hydrogeology: Principles and Field Applications, Third Edition. McGraw-Hill Education, 2019. ISBN: 9781260116892

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Knowledge are checked during the semester by a semester project and presentations in MS PowerPoint. The course is completed by an examination, which may be scheduled having gained the initial credit. The examination is divided into a written and oral part.


Other requirements

The study recommended literature. Complete the projects and written test to checking the knowledge in the professional literature, the content of lectures and exercises.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Methods of hydrogeological survey 2. The most important information for groundwater abstraction (flow direction, physical and chemical properties, petrographic composition and grain size of rocks) 3. Legal regulations and standards 4. Classification of collection objects 5. Horizontal water traps 6. Vertical water traps, combined method of collection 7. Situation of collecting objects 8. Methods and equipment for excavation of collection objects 9. Construction of collection objects 10. Filters 11. Collection and pumping tests 12. Pumping equipment 13. Testing equipment 14. Drainage horizontal boreholes

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit.

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