Groundwater Backup Well Source

August 9, 2017

Chazen led a comprehensive groundwater investigation to develop a 400 gallon per minute, 10-week, back-up source of groundwater supply.

The Village of New Paltz typically purchases water from the City of New York but periodically needs an alternate high-capacity water source during NYC system shutdowns. Chazen advanced a comprehensive exploration program seeking gravel sources along the Wallkill River Valley near the Village. Saturated sand and gravel was identified under clay deposits.

The project team managed the well installation and a complex pumping test involving soil borings, geophysical study, significant public outreach and domestic well monitoring, detailed test design with regulatory agencies, and precisely defined recommended permit conditions reflecting the unique aquifer setting.