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Professional Groundwater Investigations

If you're in need of groundwater investigation services, you can count on Alpha-Hydro Environmental Inc. for the high-quality work you deserve. All of our projects have prompt turnaround times that you can rely on. If you have questions or would like to schedule a service, contact us today.

Understand Groundwater Investigations


Groundwater investigation may be warranted if we find soil contaminants exceeding the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) recommended soil cleanup objectives and if we determine that the depth to ground ranges from 5 to 20 feet below ground surface.


We analyze groundwater samples to determine the quality of your groundwater. If we detect contaminants, such as volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds, PCBs, and metals, we'll compare them with the NYSDEC Division of Water and Technical and Operational Guidance Series 1.1.1.


Groundwater contamination may require us to monitor groundwater flow by installing a minimum of 3 groundwater monitoring wells.


Groundwater flow is typically downgradient and a sentry groundwater well is recommended to determine if groundwater contamination has migrated from the subject site. Sentry wells only allow us to observe. They are not for extraction.


Extraction wells are drilled and installed at the source of contamination. They're designed to extract vapor and contaminated groundwater through a vapor-enhanced fluid recovery technique.