About the Project
Greene County Sanitary Engineering Department (GCSED) is rehabilitating and upgrading all infrastructure and supporting systems related to our existing water well network. All wells in the Valley Springs and North wellfields will be cleaned, equipment will be upgraded, and communications will be enhanced in order to maximize capacity, extend useful life, and increase reliability.
- Increases level of redundancy and operational flexibility (like an insurance policy if something goes wrong)
- Maximizes well system capacity
- Extends useful life of assets
Impacts to Customers
Minimal to no construction impact to customers.
A well is a hole drilled into the ground to access water contained in an aquifer.
An aquifer is a body of porous rock or sediment saturated with groundwater.
GCSED has designed and implemented a drinking water source protection plan with the guidance from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. This plan addresses: (1) educating residents and decision makers about protecting the source water; (2) including source water concerns in the system’s contingency plan; and (3) strategies to reduce the risk posed by specific potential contaminant sources.
As a homeowner, we encourage you to learn about things that can be done around your home to help protect your drinking water resources. These include:
- limiting the use of pesticides, fertilizers, and other lawn chemicals;
- not pouring chemicals down the drain;
- recycling used motor oil and antifreeze;
- cleaning up animal waste, and having septic systems inspected regularly.