I do ground water allocation and treatment work. Here’s a quick primer on water well jargon:
Dependable or safe yield - this is the maintainable flow from the source available for future conditions, including a drought, that (in my state) the master driller calculates and puts on the well permit. A master driller will proof the well with his own equipment to test flow and drawdown, and come up with the dependable yield.
Well allocation rate - if you’re in a sensitive area, your state may regulate how much water you can legally take out of the ground.
Pump capacity - this is the number you get off the pump curve for the installed equipment.
Required capacity - this is the number that the state or local jurisdiction says you need to be able to pump in order to provide sufficient drinking water for the application (mobile home, office building, nursing home, etc).
Well test capacity - this is supposed to be the number that the system produces once everything is piped in. There exists a problem, though. Most plumbers/drillers only leave a 3/4 spigot to test for flow, usually through a garden hose. That’s ok for a residential well, but for a mobile home park or golf course, that’s not good enough. The flow test should be designed for the size of the main and required flow in mind. In my state, PE’s have to prepare the test cards, per NJAC 7-10. It’s not always a 3/4 inch test outlet, and it’s not always the full main diameter.
Also, in your report, be careful not to use the word “certify” when it comes to well water flow rates.