Snowy Mountains groundwater

Groundwater Sampling at Ski Lodge, Perisher Valley NSW

Snowy Mountains groundwater Groundwater monitoring was required by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, due to a decommissioned underground storage petroleum storage (UPSS) at a ski lodge in Perisher Valley (within Snowy Mountains National Park).

 

Groundwater was sampled by iEnvi at the request of a Ski Lodge company. The sampling was conducted using low flow sampling techniques, with several wells missing due to the ice freeze and thaw cycles.

 

The low flow groundwater sampling waits for groundwater chemistry to stabilise to indicate that fresh groundwater has entered the well, and the sample collected is not of stagnant water that has been sitting in the well, likely changing chemistry.

 

The groundwater monitoring showed no ecological or human health risk related to groundwater contamination at the site.

 

When selling a property in the Snowy Mountains National Park, all UPSS require decommissioning/removal before the property can be sold.

 

iEnvi were only too happy to help…next time bring the snow and we’ll bring the Skis 😉

 

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