Water Supply Services 

Water Supply Engineering and Permitting


The broad knowledge base of the GeoInsight team allows us to see your water supply project from all perspectives. We can identify solutions to your water supply problems that are technically sound, cost-effective, and in compliance with local, State, and Federal rules. Regulators and clients respect our ability to find a common ground among disparate parties—to get projects designed, permitted, and built safely and at a fair price.

GeoInsight Experience

Our experience covers an array of the disciplines regularly needed in the water supply industry, including:

  • Civil, environmental, and chemical engineering
  • Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Watershed and surface water hydrology
  • Biology
  • Environmental science


Our team of water supply experts includes hydrogeologists, water utility personnel, industrial facility managers, and engineers formerly employed with design-build firms focused on the construction, operation, and maintenance of water supply systems. Our expertise includes:

  • Water supply development and permitting
  • Groundwater withdrawal analysis and permitting
  • Distribution system design

  • Watershed and surface water hydrology
  • Water quality and water treatment
  • Aquifer test design and analysis
  • Production well design

  • Groundwater – surface water interaction and impact analysis
  • Fracture trace analysis
  • MODFLOW modeling
  • Wellhead protection area delineation
  • Source protection and land use planning/analysis
  • Drought related sustainability
  • Contamination assessments
  • Grant and loan preparation and assistance

Successful Track Record for Water Supply Permitting

Specific expertise successfully attaining the following permits:

  • Connecticut DPH Water Company Lands permits
  • Connecticut DPH Well Site and Water Quantity and Quality permits
  • Connecticut DEP Diversion Permitting
  • Connecticut DEEP Water Treatment Wastewater Discharge permits
  • Connecticut DEEP Diversion Permitting
  • Maine DEP Significant Groundwater Well permits
  • Massachusetts DEP New Source Approval permits
  • Massachusetts DEP Water Management Act permits
  • Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) compliance
  • Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act permits
  • Massachusetts Inter-Basin Transfer Act permitting
  • New Hampshire Large Groundwater Withdrawal permitting
  • New Hampshire Community Supply Well permitting
  • Rhode Island Department of Health permitting
  • Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management permitting
  • Vermont DEC Groundwater Withdrawal permits

Successfully completed projects of varying size and complexity in the following areas: 

  • Identifying and obtaining funding sources for water supply projects
  • Siting and developing new sources
      • Learn more about how we helped to address needs for increased capacity, where GeoInsight oversaw the installation and permitting of a 300-gallon per minute supply well in Bear Brook State Park on behalf of Pembroke Water Works
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  • Protecting existing sources
      • Learn more about how GeoInsight aided our client in preventing a major gas station chain from locating a retail fueling station adjacent to the Pembroke Water Works’ Concord Well
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  • Analyzing complex hydrogeologic investigations
      • Learn more about how GeoInsight helped the Berlin Water Works and the City of Berlin revise a Well Head Protection Area through the analysis of a pumping test and a MODFLOW model
        view case study
  • Designing water treatments
  • Designing distribution systems

Learn More About Our Water Supply Services

The value of clean water is only going to increase over time. We will help you best manage this most important asset. To learn more about our water supply services, please visit the pages below:

GeoInsight's water supply services include:

Source Water Protection
Ground Water Withdrawal Analysis and Permitting

Stream Studies

Water Distribution Engineering

Ground Water Mounding

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Featured Case Study

Thames Basin Regional Water Interconnection

Having worked with water utilities in southeastern Connecticut for a number of years, GeoInsight Inc. understood some of the challenges associated with moving water from Groton Utilities through the town of Ledyard then into Montville to meet the needs of the town of Montville and the Mohegan Sun Casino complex. GeoInsight began our involvement with the Thames Basin Regional Water Interconnection Project in early 2002.