Underground Storage Tanks – The Invisible Threat The EPA estimates that there are approximately 561,000 Underground Storage Tanks (UST’s) in the United States storing petroleum, chemicals or hazardous substances. This number does not include the many homes who have private storage tanks containing fuel oil for heating or cooking purposes. Each of these tanks represent […]
Don’t take groundwater for granted. Life as we know it would be impossible without it! Groundwater is the water that fills the cracks, voids and other openings in soil, sand and bedrock. The level of groundwater when measured is referred to as the water table. Groundwater is replenished by rain and snow melt percolating down […]
When it comes to monitoring your water levels, sonic technology may seem to be a good option, however, these pricey devices are not nearly as accurate as tapes! Sonic technology is limited due to several different factors. What Causes Sonic to be Inaccurate and Limited?: not all well casings are perfectly straight, and may result in a […]
Stormwater sewers are built to accommodate clear water, keeping it on the surface of the ground. When clear water enters sanitary sewer systems it must be transported away and treated like sanitary waste water. The sanitary system can only handle so much water, and an overload in the system will cause water to flow backward, flooding basements and fixtures along its path.
In coastal megacities around the world, the ground is sinking faster than the surrounding ocean level is rising. And, according to an article posted on DredgingToday.com, this subsidence is directly related to the over pumping of local groundwater resources. Sections of Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, New Orleans and Dhaka have already sunk or […]