Wheelabrator Environmental Systems, Lisbon, Connecticut, Water Supply Development and Diversion Permitting for a Municipal Waste Incinerator
McDonald Morrissey Associates served as principal investigator and project manager for a hydrogeologic investigation that involved the identification and development of a ground water supply for the Wheelabrator Environmental Systems municipal waste incinerator in Lisbon, Connecticut.
The project included all aspects of water supply development including geologic mapping, test drilling, pump testing, stream gaging, groundwater flow and solute transport modeling and extensive testimony at public hearings and meetings.
The groundwater flow model utilized for the study was MODFLOW, the advective transport model MODPATH/MODPLOT was used for particle tracking. The model analysis was utilized to delineate the capture zones for the proposed supply wells, to determine the effect of the wells on flow in the Shetucket River and to analyze the possible migration of contaminated ground water near the well field. The diversion permit was obtained from the Connecticut DEP and the wells now supply water to the facility.