Water Supply Permitting

Public water supplies require permits. The extent of the permitting required is based on the volume of water withdrawn, the number of people a public water supply system serves, and the source of the water supply. Not only do public water supplies require permits, but permits are also required for the natural gas industry to withdraw water for fracing purposes. Regardless of the use of the water, GeoServices’ personnel are well versed in the permitting process and are capable of meeting your needs in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Public Water Supply System

Public water supply systems in Pennsylvania are classified as transient or non-transient and community or non-community public water supply systems. The designations are based on the number of people or connections served, as well as the length of time that these connections or people use this source. GeoServices works with all public water suppliers to ensure safe, sustainable sources and can aid in obtaining any public water supply permit needed.

Ground Water Permitting

GeoServices routinely works with river basin commissions, such as the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), and state regulatory agencies such as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to obtain the necessary permits for public water supply wells.

Surface Water Permitting

Withdrawals from surface water may require safe yield assessments, passby flow determinations, habitat loss assessment (using IFIM), average daily flow determinations, or other stream flow assessments to obtain a surface water withdrawal permit.

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