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University of Delaware, Campus Utility Plant Supply Well


Newark, DE


GTA performed exploratory drilling to evaluate the potential for locating a new UDCUP water supply well. GTA also performed a 48-hour pumping test on the existing UDCUP well to evaluate the potential for increasing the permitted well withdrawal rates. As part of this evaluation, GTA coordinated efforts with the City of Newark Director of Public Works, to evaluate the potential for the UDCUP well to influence groundwater flow in the vicinity of the City’s North Well Field. Chlorinated volatile organic compounds had previously been reportedly detected at North Well Field wells. GTA reviewed existing information regarding positioning, construction and water quality of existing City of Newark wells and also reviewed existing information regarding the Newark Landfill Site. GTA coordinated with the City of Newark to evaluate potential hydraulic impacts at the North Well Field, Well 8 during our 48-hour aquifer test. GTA coordinated with DNREC in regards to the aquifer testing scope and proposed water allocations. GTA prepared a Water Allocation Permit Modification for increased withdrawal based on the results of our evaluation.

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