Ground Water Science is focused on the science and technique of ground water and how to keep it flowing. We have been providing hydrogeology, well & drain maintenance and rehabilitation planning and training since 1986 (initially as S.A. Smith Consulting Services). Our command of rock and glacial hydrogeology is second to none regionally. And our expertise in ground water system biofouling, maintenance, and rehabilitation (asset management) is recognized and in-demand across North America and beyond, including some very large ground water projects. (Learn more about some of our representative clientsand projects - the ones we can discuss - here.)
Our partners, Stuart A. Smith and Allen E. Comeskey, are certified and licensed geologists and ground water professionals with advanced degrees and over 30 years each of diverse, high-quality, hands-on professional experience. We offer an integrated understanding of hydrogeologic, biogeochemical, and well performance issues. And we have contributed to several landmark publications pertaining to drilling, well construction, biofouling analysis, and well rehabilitation.
Ground Water Science is a small firm by design. Our managing principals work directly (not filtered through field staff) with each of our clients, large or small. Our veterans are not kept in captivity, nor put out to pasture by the new wave HR hobbling our corporate colleagues, but are free to escape the office and take our expertise to the job site, regionally or worldwide, working hands-on with our colleagues in well construction, service, engineering, and water operations.
We strive to consistently deliver superior customer service by insisting that things are done the right way, by serving as advocates for our clients, and by valuing and maintaining our integrity in everything that we do. We work throughout North America and beyond, so if you think that we can help you, then please contact us.
More than being merely a sales tool, this site also includes technical resources and links to many more. And we provide training and a growing list of publications to improve your understanding of ground water and wells - which will make you a better client and well operator. So take a look around, and let's keep that water moving!
Review of well maintenance and performance problems, Closed Basin Project, Alamosa, CO, with review of rehabilitation plans, consultation on future maintenance activities, research on causes and development of a maintenance plan. Final report with comprehensive review of causes, hydrogeological aspects, effectiveness of past treatment, and detailed recommendations provided.
Services to BOR Dam Safety Division: Conduct a field evaluation of biofouling in an earthen dam drainage system and provide recommendations for rehabilitation and maintenance treatment as part of a multidisciplinary team. Treatments have to be designed to avoid negative impact on downstream ecological resources. Pilot studies and comprehensive system-wide planning of treatment for dams are in process, starting with analyses of clogging and corrosion potential and lab-scale modeling projects.
Our relationship with BOR has extended over 10 years.