17 Jan Deep Anode Bed in a Flowing Artesian Aquifer
In April 2013, the Las Vegas Valley Water District attempted to install a 500-ft (152-m) deep anode bed for an impressed current cathodic protection system. This depth was required to minimize stray current effects on nearby utilities. Before the anodes could be installed, ground water began flowing out of the top of the hole at ~50 gal/min (189 L/m). This article describes the problems encountered and the solutions developed.
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