Groundwater recharge: During winter and spring runoff, BTF's irrigation system supplies river water to a groundwater recharge basin
at the edge of the property.
The consultants designed an expansion of the water recharge basin
system and new conveyance facilities that would include a canal system that can operate in two directions.
In 1981 and 1983, court orders were entered directing CPS Chemical and Madison to prevent the continued spread of the entire contaminant plume by instituting a four-pronged plan, which included installing a slurry cutoff wall and recovery wells, dredging Pricketts Pond--a man-made recharge basin
within the watershed--and relocating Pricketts Brook, which flows through the center of the industrial sites.
EGGI developed and UE designed and administered the construction of two artificial recharge basins
near the Spruce Hole production well into which Lamprey River water is pumped to when it is available.
It pumps the purified water into recharge basins
, where the water percolates into a groundwater basin that supplements drinking water supplies.
It uses recharge basins
that are larger than 50 hectares in size.