Client project details

US Home Corporation (Heritage Hunt Development – Gainesville, VA)

The Project

U.S. Home Corporation (now Lennar) contracted EGGI to conduct an investigation on the availability of groundwater resources at its Heritage Hunt Development site near Gainesville, Virginia. Groundwater supplies developed on site are intended to be used to irrigate an 18-hole golf course that is part of the overall "large scale" development plan. Groundwater will be pumped from selected wells into a series of ponds that will subsequently be distributed to irrigate tees, greens, and fairways.

Status/Results:

EGGI initiated a multi-phased groundwater investigation that resulted in the drilling and testing of five exploratory well sites. Subsequently, three of these wells were converted into production wells with a tested total combined yield capacity of 500 gallons per minute.  Through a carefully designed testing program, we were able to design a Groundwater Use Management Program that would allow utilization of the newly developed irrigation supplies without negatively impacting the existing domestic groundwater supplies. The estimated sustainable yields and recommended pump settings will allow the Heritage Hunt Development project to remove 1.5 to 2.0 million gallons of water per week from the three irrigation wells.

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Through a carefully designed testing program, we were able to design a Groundwater Use Management Program that would allow utilization of the newly developed irrigation supplies without negatively impacting the existing domestic groundwater supplies.

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