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News - 2009

Monitoring Wells are Up/Down and Running

The first two monitoring wells in the State Observation Well Station for the Northern Neck have been drilled near Burgess. Telemetry equipment has been installed that sends readings to a United States Geological Survey computer every 15 minutes.

You can access the information on Real Time Data for each well by clicking on the well numbers below.

Both wells are in the same borehole. The depth of the hole is 1,242 feet below land surface.

  • Well #202 is at 1,224 feet below land surface and is completed in the Patapsco Formation
  • Well #203 is at 924.5 feet below land surface and is completed in the Upper Cretaceous Series

The wells are checking different parts of the Potomac Aquifer.


Ground Water Withdrawal Public Meetings

There are 3 public meetings on Ground Water Withdrawal set with no agenda except for two items (item #1, and item#2). The intention for the meetings is to get public input.

1.Expanding the Eastern Virginia Ground Water Management Area

2. Reconsider the Ground Water Withdrawal regulation with input from a community advisory group to be formed.

Monday August 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Northampton County Administration
Former Circuit Court Room
16404 Court House Road
Eastville, VA 23347

Thursday, August 13th 7:00 p.m.
James City Co. Board of Supervisors
Rm. 101C
Mt. Bay Road, Bldg. F
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Tuesday, August 18th, 7:00 pm.
Spotsylvania County Administration Bulding
Board of Supervisors Meeting Room
Rt. 208 at Spotsylvania Court House
9104 Courthouse Rd.
Spotsylvania, VA 22553

If you want to send written comments they should go to

Melissa Porterfield
629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218