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Ground Water Supply System

Advantage Engineers provided the review of geologic reports and well data to understand existing aquifer characteristics and local hydrology of Sullivan County, NY. Planned by a national developer, this 2,200 ac. residential golf resort community included forests and natural features to be retained and protected but wasn't afforded a municipal water supply. Advantage Engineers was retained to develop a ground water system that could ultimately provide for full build-out, including 2,600 home sites and golf resort amenities. The results of our investigation, well construction and testing determined that average daily production rates at 0.865 million gallons per day (MGD), and peak daily capacity at 1.730 MGD was available and should be sufficient to support the resort at full build-out. With development of the ground water supply system determined by Advantage Engineers, the client's plans were approved for development. Advantage Engineers process included:

  • Review of available geologic reports and well data to understand existing aquifer characteristics and local hydrology
  • Field reconnaissance to identify local bedrock aquifer types and to characterize bedrock structure
  • Ground water and surface water mapping to aid in developing a site specific hydrologic conceptual model, which combined with field data was used to determine locations for test wells
  • With favorable test well yields, and locations of water bearing zones, test wells were reconstructed to optimize yield and meet public water supply criteria
  • Aquifer tests were conducted with concurrent well pumping which assessed:
    • Well interference under long-term simultaneous pumping conditions
    • Affects on existing water users
    • Long-term sustainable well yields 

National developer

Sullivan County, NY

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