West macdonnells Living Area Bores 163.1 RN 16816,16817,16818 & 16819.
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Technical Report WRA96079 Viewed at 02:02:15 on 18/02/2010 Page 11 of 45. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 5. CONCLUSIONS Four bores were drilled at the West MacDonnell living area. Two bores were abandoned due to low yields while the other two, RNI68I7 and RNI68I8, were cased with 152 mm ID steeL The water quality is potable in IL1\f16817 while RN16818 has non-potable water due to high sulphate and TDS. It is suitable for garden use. The aquifer is limestone of the Bitter Springs Formation. The recommended pumping rates are shown in Table 4. 6. RECO~IM@iDA TIONS 1. Bore R.1\f16817 should be pumped at a maximum continuous rate for a 2 year period of 0.2 Us. 2. Bore &'\[16818 should not be used for potable water as the sulphate content is above the NHMRC health guideline value of 500 mgIL. 3. The SWL and total depth should be noted each time pumping equipment is removed from the bore. 6