Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Investigation

FTN was contracted by an Arkansas waste company to conduct a geotechnical and hydrogeological investigation for a large expansion of its landfill.

The project included:

  • Preparation of a work plan for site characterization;
  • Analysis of aerial photography;
  • Literature review;
  • Excavation of test pits;
  • Drilling and geotechnical sampling;
  • Piezometer and observation well installation;
  • Determination of potentiometric surface;
  • Aquifer testing and analysis;
  • Determination of ambient groundwater chemistry; and
  • Classification and characterization of soils.

Upon completion of fieldwork and analysis of data, FTN compiled individual studies into a Summary Report. The report was submitted to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and approved with no deficiencies noted.