Dewatering and groundwater control is an important part of many open pit and underground mines. Dewatering should therefore form an integral part of water management at a mine.
In addition to groundwater management, it is also necessary to control the surface water. This is usually done by diverting as much surface water runoff away from the pit as possible and by pumping away the water that accumulates in the pit.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MINE DEWATERING?
Where a mine dewatering schedule is put in place. Typically the mine will see several benefits, including the following: