Client project details

Augusta County Service Authority, VA (Groundwater Protection)

The Project

EGGI was retained by the Augusta County Service Authority (ACSA) to delineate a Well Head Protection Area (WHPA) around three of its most productive public water supply wells – the Hurdis, Hershey, and Ridgeview Acres Wells. These wells collectively produce over 4 MGD. 

Status/Results:

EGGI assisted the ACSA in applying for a Virginia Source Water Protection Grant to help defray the costs of this project. This project was especially challenging because of the thick alluvial fan deposits overlying karst limestone at depth. The complex geology, combined with the need to continue providing water to the Water Authority, required the design and implementation of a series of unorthodox pumping tests that allowed the WHPA to be determined without disrupting water service. The success of this groundwater testing program was also contingent upon communication and coordination with dozens of private well and property owners.

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The complex geology, combined with the need to continue providing water to the Water Authority, required the design and implementation of a series of unorthodox pumping tests that allowed the WHPA to be determined without disrupting water service.

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