SMEC undertook a preliminary hydrogeological assessment on the western side of the upper Yanqara Valley to determine the likely impact of a proposed bottling plant development.
SMEC’s services included:
- Review of existing data
- Production of a conceptual hydrogeological model
- Hydrogeologic assessment focusing on yield sustainability, water draw down impact on users, quality, optimum level of drawdown, and potential pollution effects from other activities
- Recommendation of appropriate mitigation measures
- Incorporation of hydrogeological aspects into the detailed Environmental Impact Assessment report
This project involved an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a proposed springwater bottling plant development in Naseyani, Rakiraki.
The proposed development involved using water from 12 identified springs in the upper Nasaravi catchment.
The average flow of each spring was approximately 2.5 litres per second. In addition to the 12 springs, the catchment hosted at least 200 streams and rivulets.
- Technical Area:
- Water and Environment and Resource Management Consultants