Groundwater Supply Investigation, Permitting and Related Regulatory Support Services

Groundwater Supply Investigations, Permitting and Related Regulatory Support Services

Groundwater Supply Investigation, Permitting and Related Regulatory Support Services

Water scarcity in the Western United States has led to increasing competition for limited groundwater resources between municipal users, irrigated agriculture, industry, and environmental protection. At Jacobson James & Associates (JJ&A), we apply our long-standing focus on hydrogeology and water resources studies, and our understanding of the regulatory framework, to solving our client’s water supply and permitting needs. Our Groundwater Resources team consists of experienced Hydrogeologists, Civil Engineers, Environmental Scientists, Computer Modelers, and GIS Specialists with a proven track record of successfully delivering reliable and defensible groundwater resources investigation and development solutions for our client’s projects.

JJ&A’s groundwater resources team has many years of experience performing groundwater resources impact evaluations under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and under the oversight of State and Federal Agencies, such as the California Energy Commission, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, Environmental Protection Agency, and Bureau of Land Management, to name a few. Our work has included basin characterizations, water budget and recharge analysis, drawdown and well interference studies, subsidence assessment, evaluation of impacts to surface water resources and groundwater-dependent vegetation, and evaluation of water supply adequacy and sustainability. Our team has performed studies throughout the Western United States for conventional and alternative energy projects, commercial developments, resorts, and industrial sites.

Our approach is to evaluate a project’s water needs, and consider local and regional groundwater conditions and issues to develop an investigation and permitting program that will successfully the project entitlement and permitting needs in a cost effective manner. Our team has a proven track record in applying investigation tools ranging from literature review and GIS mapping, to computer modeling, drilling of shallow and deep (up to 2,000 feet) test wells and borings, performing aquifer tests, and performing geophysical studies. Our team is also experienced in developing and implementing practical mitigation monitoring programs, supporting water rights acquisition, designing and installing small to large water supply wells, and designing, permitting and installing wastewater disposal solutions involving both surface and deep injection disposal.

Groundwater supply related services are:

  • Groundwater Basin Characterization
  • Groundwater Contaminant Assessment and Cleanup
  • Groundwater Impact and Sustainability Modeling
  • Groundwater Resources Impact and Storage Depletion Assessments
  • Test Well and Aquifer Testing Programs
  • Computer Modeling
  • Field Investigations, Geophysical, Test Well and Aquifer Testing Programs
  • Water Supply Development
  • Supply Well Design and Construction Management
  • Water Budget Studies; Natural and Artificial Recharge
  • Water Rights
  • Water Supply Assessment (SB610)
  • Deep Well Injection (UiC Permitting)
  • Waste Discharge Requirements Permitting
  • Wellhead Protection

Customer Quotes

"The report describes the results of an extensive investigation, which was primarily conducted for real estate transfer purposes, that assessed potential environmental concerns with the approximately 135-acre site… The report summarized the findings of a very thorough assessment and presented a large amount of data that was collected over many years of work at the site. The report was well written and organized in which the data were interpreted and conclusions and recommendations were clearly presented. [Agency] Staff has no specific comments other than to concur with the conclusions and recommendations as presented in the report."

" the project team that best exemplifies our vision and values...with excellent execution, in a way that enhances the community and creates value." ER Department Award of Excellence

"Communication with JJ&A continues be he first rate, even after the company has grown to include several new project managers and support personnel."

"I have no doubt that JJ&A's management of the project will result in successful completion of the planned scope."

"JJ&A has excelled in managing safe projects, making safety the number one priority for its employees and all subcontractors."

"...the outstanding job you have done in taking steps to look for saving opportunities, within and outside of your organization...resulted in avoided costs of $136K. It is this continued outstanding behavior which will set an example for some of our other drive unnecessary costs and inefficiency out of our projects."


Representative Projects