For over 25 years, we have used our extensive knowledge of Pacific Northwest hydrogeology to help clients east and west of the Cascades develop new, sustainable groundwater supplies. Our clients have included numerous municipalities, public utility districts, housing developers, and private industries. We specialize in identifying optimal sites for supply wells, a process that must often consider regulatory constraints, impacts to nearby streams and users, and adjacent land uses that may adversely affect water quality. We have worked in a variety of hydrogeologic settings, including coastal areas, deserts, agricultural lands, and urban environments.
Developing a new groundwater supply usually requires characterizing the hydrogeology of an area to understand its underlying aquifer system. We have designed and implemented small- and large-scale exploration programs, testing aquifers to evaluate their properties and predict water yield. Once we quantify the amount of groundwater available in an area, we can design efficient wells and optimize their yields. Our analytical approaches vary depending on the needs of the project. A simple study, for example, might entail reviewing existing literature and data from agencies and other sources. A complex study, on the other hand, may require considerable field exploration along with digital flow modeling to predict how pumping will affect nearby streams and other resources. Because developing a new groundwater supply often means acquiring a water right, we also offer a wide range of services to support this process.
encourage you to browse through a few case
studies describing how we successfully developed new groundwater supplies.