Groundwater Wells and Six Monthly Testing, UPSS Regulation

Groundwater Wells and Six Monthly Testing, UPSS Regulation from Environmental Investigation Services EIS

By: Environmental Investigation Services EIS  18-May-2011
Keywords: Groundwater Monitoring Wells


What are your responsibilities after installation of the wells andinitial laboratory testing?

Clause 21(1)(a) of the UPSS Regulation requires that the groundwater in each monitoring well be tested for the presence of petroleum hydrocarbons at least every six months. (If the wells were not installed yet, we may send you a quotation for installation of wells).

How EIS can assist?

The six monthly testing required to meet the obligations of the regulation is relatively straightforward. According to the Regulation the testing is required to be conducted by a suitably qualified and experienced person. EIS can provide a high-quality service at a low cost. The service will include:

·        Measurement of depth to groundwater in each well;

·        Check for the presence of hydrocarbons in each well using a bailer and an interface probe;

·        Decontamination of equipment between measurements to avoid potential cross-contamination; and

·        Preparation of a letter report detailing the results of the assessment.

What will it cost?

EIS can provide this standard service for a very reasonable cost. If you are the proprietor of multiple sites, your costs can be reduced by combining the groundwater testing of several sites on a single day. Depending on the distance between your sites, it may be possible for EIS to test the groundwater on approximately 5 sites in one day.  This could significantly reduce the total travelling cost. Should you require a quotation or any further information regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact EIS.

115 Wicks Road, Macquarie Park, NSW, 2113

Tel : 02 9888 5000

Fax : 02 9888 5004

Mob: 0425 859 209

Email : [email protected]


Keywords: Groundwater Monitoring Wells

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