Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Sylmar and San Fernando Groundwater Basins

Under an on-call with LADWP, we provided geotechnical and hydrogeologic support for this major groundwater aquifer evaluation. The goal was to restore and augment water supplies, which were previously diminished due to antiquated facilities and water quality concerns. It included exploratory pilot hole drilling and the design and installation of monitoring wells and municipal production wells to depths up to 1,500 feet. Our scope included daily oversight of drilling activities using direct-rotary and reverse-rotary methods, water quality testing and evaluation, aquifer parameter testing and analysis, geophysical testing and evaluation, monitoring well design, production well design and construction oversight, well development, and flow testing activities.


Los Angeles, CA




Key Facts

  • We provided ongoing technical support, field observation, and geologic logging for this intensive assignment that helped to define groundwater aquifer evaluations in Los Angeles.
  • We provided LADWP with a seamless extension of their in-house team to contribute to their ambitious project goals.