Client project details
Etowah Water & Sewer Authority, GA (Countywide Investigation, Dawson County, GA)
Planning for the future, the Etowah Water & Sewer Authority selected EGGI to embark on a groundwater resource exploration and development program throughout the entirety of Dawson County.
EGGI's groundwater investigation efforts included detailed bedrock mapping, remote sensing studies to map potentially water-bearing bedrock structures, analyses of newly created hybrid images based on digital elevation model data, groundwater recharge analyses, assessment of potential threats to groundwater quality, etc.
Products of this Phase I investigation included the identification of Groundwater Development Zones (sub-areas within the County) that encompass potential, high-yield, bedrock aquifers. Each of these Zones was ranked according to the potential for developing substantial groundwater resources. The 57 groundwater development zones identified in the study were divided into three categories – 10 “Primary” Zones, 27 “Secondary” Zones, and 20 “Tertiary” Zones. Several of these groundwater development zones were selected for further investigation with the use of geophysical surveys. A number of very favorable exploratory test well drilling targets have been identified based on the analysis of the geophysical and hydrogeologic data collected during the investigation.
The next step in this on-going project will be the drilling of selected test well targets.
A number of very favorable exploratory test well drilling targets have been identified based on the analysis of the geophysical and hydrogeologic data collected during the investigation.