Client project details

Town of Culpeper, VA (Groundwater Exploration & Development)

The Project

‘EGGI saves Virginia Community Millions of Dollars by Developing Groundwater Resources’

The Town of Culpeper hired EGGI to use its proven groundwater resources exploratory methods to locate groundwater supplies to lower its water supply costs by supplementing existing surface water sources.

Status/Results:

 Results of Phase I of EGGI’s investigation identified eight potential groundwater development zones. Phase II resulted in the identification of specific exploratory bedrock test well sites in these eight zones. Phase III of this investigation is focused on drilling exploratory test wells and, to-date, this drilling program has proven substantial groundwater resources can be developed at several locations.  

Conversion of eight of the exploratory test wells to larger-diameter Production Wells has produced a combined estimated airlift yield (using the drill rig to evacuate water) in excess of 3,200 gpm. Extended pumping tests on the eight production wells and detailed water quality analyses, served to prove a long-term, combined, sustainable yield capacity in excess of 2 MGD of high quality water.

Assuming this groundwater exploration and development program continues to proceed with success, it is estimated that the County will save more than $25 million versus making improvements to existing surface water supply sources.

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Assuming this groundwater exploration and development program continues to proceed with success, it is estimated that the County could save more than $25 million versus making improvements to existing surface water supply sources.

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- National Ground Water Association