Modeling

More than a Black Box

From simple to complex, from predicting water supply withdrawal impacts to predicting a development’s impact on existing water resources, we use groundwater modeling to help you have confidence that your project will meet environmental permitting requirements and/or to provide insights necessary to implement the modifications that work best for your project.

At GeoInsight, we have been focused on the New England market since our founding. Our decades of experience in the region allows us to understand the complex geology of the area. Our modeling experts routinely rely on groundwater modeling technology, but we also know how to interpret the results of the modeling to help you answer the questions you have so that you develop confidence in the design and permitting of your project.

Wellhead Protection

Modeling can determine the area of land that contributes groundwater to a production well.  With this tool, we can help identify areas associated with an existing or new water supply important to protect from contamination through zoning bylaws and other conservation approaches.

Dewatering/On-Site Discharge

Beyond its application for water supply development, we use modeling to assist with the design of dewatering systems and quantify the volume of groundwater that must be removed to successfully complete your project or to determine the limits of on-site wastewater discharge. Our permitting and compliance team can also help secure the permits necessary for handing on-site discharge of dewatering effluent or wastewater

 

Groundwater/Surface Water Interaction

Modeling software can help understand groundwater and surface water interactions and evaluate the potential for your development to impact nearby private wells and water bodies. With this information in hand, we can identify strategies to limit potential negative impacts ahead of time.

Contaminant Fate and Transport

Groundwater modeling can be used to help forecast how contaminant plumes will migrate.  We can use fate and transport modeling to evaluate remediation strategies and/or to support you in litigation  to identify potential upgradient contributory sources or better understand impacts to downgradient receptors.