Georgia Water Science Center
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Groundwater Monitoring Program for the Augusta–Richmond County Area
Project Number: 2503-0024S
Water supply in the Augusta–Richmond County area is provided in part by three well fields that withdraw water from the Dublin–Midville aquifer system—a sand aquifer of Late Cretaceous age. The Augusta groundwater permit currently is limited to 10 million gallons per day by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Low levels of tetrachloroethene and trichloroethene have been detected in a supply well at the northernmost extent of well field number 2. To ensure that ground-water pumping does not adversely affect water levels in adjacent areas and to monitor ground-water quality, the U.S. Geological Survey operates a ground-water monitoring program for the Augusta–Richmond County area. Data from this network will provide information to support water-management decisions and provide a basis for future groundwater modeling efforts while adding to the regional characterization of ground-water conditions.
Groundwater Monitoring Network