ALWI’s experience in spring water resource characterization, development and permitting evaluations of the type typically required by regulatory agencies is extensive. For our clients in the bottled water industry and those aspiring to enter it, our firm’s specialty in hydrogeology and regulatory affairs is beneficial in both identifying “red-flag” issues early in the project’s inception and in navigating clients successfully through the often complex regulatory process. Our attention to these critical scope elements makes efficient use of our clients’ timeframe and capital investment. The project is further supported through the key relationships we maintain with the regulatory community as well as with reputable engineers and specialized contractors knowledgeable in the design and construction of spring source and treatment infrastructure.
ALWI’s spring water services range from preliminary source water feasibility studies to hydrogeologic characterizations of spring sites through source development and permitting. Our staff has extensive experience in spring source reconnaissance throughout the Mid-Atlantic States, evaluating springs issuing from bedrock, coastal plain and glaciated sources.
Exemplifying expertise in spring water matters, ALWI’s hydrogeological staff recently completed several evaluations of springs proposed as bottled water sources throughout the central Appalachians. One Pennsylvania site has been permitted and approved as a commercial bulk water production facility and presently is in operation; others are in varying stages of evaluation and development.
Whether you are a long-standing member of the bottled water community seeking to evaluate new sources, rehabilitate existing sources or maintain regulatory compliance with current water quality standards, or if you are an entrepreneur interested in acquiring a spring source for the first time, ALWI can provide the technical and regulatory support to meet and exceed your needs.
Water Supply Services
- Groundwater Feasibility Evaluations
- Impact and Permitting Reports
- Groundwater Supply Development
- Source Water Assessment and Wellhead Protection
- Bedrock and Karst Hydrogeology Specialization
- Spring Water Resource Characterization and Development
- Permit Applications & Regulatory Coordination
- Expert Testimony & Litigation Support
- Surface Water Hydrology
- Quarry and Mine Evaluations