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GEO-THERMAL/GEO-EXCHANGE SYSTEMS

Western Water

Geothermal heating/cooling systems have become increasingly popular for high density residential and commercial applications. The design of injection and extraction wells for these systems, the assessment of the sustainability of geothermal development in relation to aquifer capacity and the assessment of potential impacts on both groundwater and surface water are emerging issues that need to be addressed. Western Water staff have been involved with the design of open loop systems for cold storage, academic and commercial heating/cooling applications, as well as third party review of open loop, closed loop and enhanced geothermal systems.

This includes well field optimization, baseline water quality and temperature studies, plus numeric groundwater flow and heat transport modeling. and heat flow. We have presented papers at both the provincial and national level on the design and sustainability of open loop systems.