Connecting Well Withdrawals and Surface Water
Ground water withdrawals can produce changes in water levels in nearby surface water bodies such as streams and wetlands. Even small changes in water levels can impact water quality as well as local flora and fauna. GeoServices’ scientists employ a number of techniques to assess these changes, including data collection from piezometers installed in wetlands and along stream banks.
A piezometer is a temporary, small and inexpensive well used for monitoring shallow ground water. GeoServices’ scientists install these as needed and collect water level data from them on a regular schedule. The forested wetland shown in the photo was monitored by GeoServices using two wetlands piezometers. Evaluations of this type help to protect critical habitat while enabling our clients to maximize the use of their water resource.
Routine site visits for data retrieval and analysis can be time consuming and expensive. That’s why, at GeoServices, we install telemetric devices at our project sites to provide remote access to up-to-date water quality, water level and production data from virtually anywhere that cell phone service is available. While telemetry used to be cost-effective only for larger projects with continuous data retrieval requirements, advancements have made remote monitoring significantly more affordable. This technology has the potential to produce cost savings for even the smallest of projects.
In the photo, GeoServices’ Justin Olszewski is setting up a telemetric device to collect daily water level readings from our client’s existing staff gages. As a result, both GeoServices and our client can access up-to-date gage levels from the comfort of our offices. What once took hours, now takes minutes.
The technology we use to collect the data we need is advancing at a dizzying pace. But at GeoServices, we continue to embrace innovative ideas and products to save our clients time, frustration, and money. For more information, or to find out the many other ways GeoServices can help you , give us a call today at 717-303-2660, or visit our website at GeoServicesLtd.com.
We at GeoServices are proud to announce the promotion of Robert (Bobby) Kresch to Project Hydrogeologist. Bobby recently passed the licensure exam to become a registered Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania and we are extremely proud of his accomplishment. Bobby works on a wide range of projects including water supply development, environmental site assessments (Phase I and Phase II), environmental site characterization and remediation, and analysis of surface water flows impacted by ground water extraction. In addition, Bobby is one of two GIS specialists at GeoServices and uses his talent to integrate field and laboratory data to produce useful maps and renderings to allow rapid interpretation of geologic, spatial, and chemical data for our client’s projects. Please join us in congratulating Bobby.
Geoservices Ltd Adds New Staff Geologic Scientist
GeoServices is pleased to announce that Justin A. Olszewski has joined the team as a Staff Geologic Scientist. Justin is a Geology graduate from Bloomsburg University, and brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the GeoServices team from his former experience in the geotechnical field. At GeoServices, he is involved with aquifer testing and analysis, geotechnical drilling inspection, GIS, sample collection, and preliminary hydrogeologic investigations.
We are honored to announce that Joe McNally, P.G., Vice-President and Principal Hydrogeologist of GeoServices, Ltd. has taken his place on the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Joe was sworn in during July to a six year term. Joe is one of two geologists in Pennsylvania on the Board and only the fifth geologist appointed to that position. We at GeoServices are extremely proud of Joe’s accomplishment. During his term, Joe will continue to provide his expertise to our clients and we wish him every success as he balances his multiple assignments. Congratulations Joe!