Aquifer Protection Section
Groundwater Investigation Unit
The Groundwater Investigation Unit (GWIU) supports the Division’s efforts to assess water quality impacts of human activities and to implement effective planning and monitoring programs. The GWIU is involved from start to finish at the Aquifer Protection Section's ambient water quality monitoring stations and for special investigations of permitted facilities and contaminated sites. The GWIU provides technical expertise on drilling techniques, well locations, and construction details during the planning stages of investigations, performs well construction and soil and rock sample collection during development of water quality investigations, and provides logistical support for water quality monitoring and aquifer testing, and performs well repair and abandonment.