6- 1. General. Good specifications are essential to ensure adequate dewatering and groundwater control. Specifications must be clear, concise, and complete with respect to the desired results, special conditions, inspection and control, payment, and responsibility. The extent to which specifications should specify procedures and methods. is largely dependent upon the complexity and magnitude of the dewatering problem, criticality of the dewatering with respect to schedule and damage to the work, and the experience of the probable bidders. Regardless of the type of specification selected, the dewatering system(s) should be designed, installed, operated, and monitored in accordance with the principles and criteria set forth in this manual.