Declining water quality and identification of emerging contaminants in existing water supply sources has resulted in reduced overall pumping capacity of groundwater supplies in the Town of Groveland.
EP is working with the Town to develop water supply alternatives to maximize the Town’s allowable groundwater withdrawal volumes while maintaining the high-quality water historically supplied to the Town. EP conducted a desktop evaluation of potential public water supply sites for the Town and identified two potential new source water supply sites.
As is the situation with many municipalities, new source exploration is complex, not only drilling and testing but groundwater modeling to evaluate potential impacts to water quality due to contaminant migration from nearby sources and potential pumping impacts to surface water. In addition to navigating these complexities, EP prioritizes coordination with regulators and stakeholders as an important part of the new source process and is coordinating all activities in advance with MassDEP.