DELINEATION OF WELLHEAD PROTECTION AREA AMELIA COURTHOUSE PRODUCTION WELLS STUDY
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Emery & Garrett Groundwater Investigations (EGGI), a Division of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA), is pleased to present the findings of our investigation that was focused on delineating the Wellhead Protection Areas (WHPA) around the Amelia Courthouse Production Wells. These areas represent where groundwater recharge contributes to well yields. These areas are considered sensitive and warrant protection from cultural land uses that could threaten or impair groundwater quality and, therefore, water supply production.
Amelia County utilizes five groundwater Production Wells (Wells AME-4B2, AME-4C Alt, AME-4I, AME-S1, and the High School Production Well) as its primary sources of water for consumers in Amelia County (Figures 1 and 2). A sixth production well (Well AME-X4A) and seventh (Well AME-X4B) have been permitted and are planned for future use. Five of the Production Wells are in relatively close proximity to the commercial center of Amelia Courthouse (Wells AME-4B2, AME-4C Alt, AME-4I, AME-X4A, and AME-X4B). Detailed well information for these wells can be found in Table 1. Production Wells AME-S1 and the High School Production Well are located south of Amelia Court House and are approximately one-mile from the other five Production Wells. EGGI selected the drilling locations, drilled, and permitted four of the five production wells that are used today, along with the two backup Production Wells. The development of these wells resulted from multiple successful groundwater exploration programs that were initiated in the late 1990s. The High School Production Well was independently drilled by the County in 1978.
Attached is the Electronic Book of what was presented to the Board of Supervisors. If any questions, please reach out to County Administrator's Office at 804-561-3039.