ESOP evaluates groundwater quality around SRS to develop background water quality information to support DHEC and SRS groundwater monitoring programs.
We defined a network of 75 wells within 10 miles of the SRS boundary (Groundwater Monitoring locations). The network consists of public supply wells, private wells, irrigation wells and monitoring wells.
We collect samples on a five-year cycle, and we analyze them for total and dissolved water quality parameters, some priority pollutants, and selected radiological constituents.
Our water quality data enhances current DHEC water quality data. We will continue to collect and compare data with SRS to ensure you that off-site groundwater quality is not impacted by SRS.