Developing and permitting water supply capacity can entail a substantial investment. The economic feasibility of each water supply improvement usually is influenced (perhaps strongly) by hydrogeologic factors.
For example, the quantity and quality of the water can govern feasibility. Secondly, the ability to obtain the necessary permits and approvals can influence the pragmatism of an otherwise feasible approach.
Hydrogeologic Feasibility Considerations
Our groundwater feasibility evaluations stem from the applied hydrological sciences. For example, we use hydrologic balance evaluations to estimate the sustainability of groundwater supplies, even before wells are drilled. We use this information to help guide well siting and pumping test evaluations.
Preliminary screening evaluations help identify the most favorable options while de-emphasizing less feasible alternatives. Not uncommonly, we weigh the pros, cons, benefits and costs of one or more of the following:
- Testing Existing Wells
- Well Construction and Rehabilitation
- Connecting to Existing Supplies Elsewhere
- Water Conservation
We design and execute successful well rehabilitation programs, wherein water quality, excessive drawdown, well bore integrity and surface water influence, turbidity and bacterial contamination issues are addressed through carefully managed testing and reconstruction work. Downhole video surveys, camera work, well redevelopment and geophysical logging evaluations are among the methods employed to make such assessments.
Water Supply Services
- Groundwater Feasibility Evaluations
- Impact and Permitting Reports
- Groundwater Supply Development
- Source Water Assessment and Wellhead Protection
- Bedrock and Karst Specialization
- Spring Water Characterization and Development
- Permit Applications and Regulatory Coordination
- Expert Testimony and Litigation Support
- Surface Water Hydrology
- Quarry and Mine Evaluations