Some roadside activity in East Hampton is related to the ongoing East Hampton Comprehensive Wastewater Management Project.
A deep — approximate 150-foot — monitoring well is being installed this week on Springs Fireplace Road in proximity to the existing downgradient shallow groundwater monitoring well for the Scavenger Waste Treatment Plant, according to Pio Lombardo, a consultant handling the project.
"We anticipate that the well will be completed this week and that it will be developed either this week or early next week," Lombardo said. "The purposes of the well are to evaluate whether impacts potentially associated with the SWTP are present in the deeper groundwater downgradient of the SWTP and to assess the vertical component of groundwater flow in this area."
Sampling, of not only the deep wells but three other monitoring wells and some discharge structures, will be done within a week or two after the well is developed. It will be coordinated with the ongoing groundwater monitoring program at the landfill on Springs Fireplace Road.