Torrington Area Wellhead Groundwater Problem Identification
This final report contains a listing of the tasks to be performed
by the project followed by the results obtained from the project in
terms of these tasks.
It was the purpose of this project to develop detailed technical
information to aid in the identification of existing and future
pollution potential sources of groundwater in the area in and
surrounding Torrington, Wyoming and to suggest management practices
which might help protect the alluvial groundwater aquifer and wells
in the recharge area from possible future contamination. The
specific tasks identified for this project are detailed below.
Task one: inventory Database of Groundwater Quantities
Task Two: Mapping of Groundwater and Pollution
The specific deliverables under Task I were: (1) a literature
review on aquifer soil materials in and surrounding Torrington
to handle possible contaminants produced in the area; (2) a
set of maps describing the hydrogeology and land use of the
area; and (3) a database on groundwater wells, aquifer
characteristics and water quality of the area.
Task Three: Identification of Possible Groundwater Pollution Areas
The specific deliverables under Task 2 were: (1) a set of maps
describing the location of wells, especially those used for
public water supplies, along with water quality information;
and (2) a groundwater aquifer water table map.
Task Four: Suggested Management Practices
The specific deliverable under Task 3 is a report on existing
and possible groundwater pollution areas which are or may
affect the City of Torrington public water supply and other
public water supplies in the area.
The specific deliverable under Task 4 is a report suggesting
management practices which the Town of Torrington and DEQ can
consider to help develop possible guidelines for a wellhead
protection strategy for the area.
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