Mine dewatering is an important component to mining safety and long term mine structure. Mine dewatering is the process of removing any surface and groundwater encountered before and during mining operations. Without proper water management systems in place, the structural integrity of a mining site’s walls are subject to failure over time. The mining process moves a significant amount of earth – the deeper the open pit or shaft scores, the chance of striking groundwater increases. Groundwater should be evacuated off-site utilizing natural runoffs or transferred to manmade holding reservoirs.