There are three steps to using the web application:
There are three ways to enter one or more wells into the form.
This web application links directly to Environment Canterbury's databases so will only accept valid consent numbers and well numbers. If anything looks incorrect, please contact Customer Services.
If a mistake is made or the user wants to perform a new assessment, pressing the "Reset Form" button will remove the wells from the list and reset the default parameter values.
Figure 1: Step 1 - Add Wells
When assessing a "virtual well" or proposed well, it is possible to edit the details of the well before generating the PRN file by clicking on "edit" next to the well to be altered. This will not enable the WellNo field. NOTE: This does not effect values in Environment Canterbury's databases. To change values on Environment Canterbury's databases, please contact Customer Services.
If entering a "Virtual Well" or assessing a well with missing data, it is possible to add values to the PRN file after it has been generated by Step 2 below, e.g. Top Screen depth, Specific Capacity and CalcMin values which are not specified for a "Virtual Well".
Figure 2: Step 1 – Edit Well details
There are several parameters that can be specified by the user at this stage, each has default values entered when the web page loads:
Press the "Generate PRN File" button to create the input file. This may take up to a couple minutes to generate depending on the connection speed, so please be patient.
A pop-up screen will appear asking where the file should be saved on the user's computer. The file can be renamed as desired but do not change the extension of the file (".prn").
Figure 3: Step 2 - Set Parameters and generate input file
Each time that an assessment is done using this web application a check should be made to see if there is a new version of the WQN10 program available to download. Check the "About" menu item to see what version is being used. The program is updated as feedback leads to improvements of the program.
Figure 4: Step 3 - Check for the latest version of the WQN10 Program.
The stand-alone version of the WQN10 program is very similar to what the Investigating Officers use, except that certain menu items have been disabled as they cannot be used from outside Environment Canterbury. These menu items relate to creating the PRN input file.
Once an input file has been created, as in Step 1 and 2 above it can be reviewed in Notepad, Microsoft Excel or any other text editor program and modified if necessary. Please Note: Any manual adjustments to the input file will need to be detailed when presenting the results to the Investigating Officer so the results can be replicated.
To use the WQN10 program there are 6 steps:
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