Landfill is in aquifer recharge zone

In a recharge zone for our drinking water supply, the Floridan Aquifer, is the Pecan Row Landfill with its PCBs and coal ash. That proposed landfill pipeline requiring cutting through the vegetative buffer along an unnamed tributary to Spring Branch? Also at least partly in the recharge zone.


WRPDO Legend According to MAP 2 : LOWNDES COUNTY WATER RESOURCE PROTECTION DISTRICTS ORDINANCE (WRPDO) OVERLAY MAP, there’s a recharge zone crossing Wetherington Lane at that unnamed tributary of Spring Branch, which flows into the Withlacoochee River.

Here’s a more detailed view courtesy VALOR GIS (turn on Streams and Waterbodies, NWI Wetlands, Muncipal Boundaries, and Groundwater Recharge Areas):


Does a landfill with hazardous wastes recharging into our drinking water supply seem like a good idea to you? Perhaps the City Council of our local county seat, or our County Commission, or the Deep South Solid Waste Authority (SWA) could explain this to us. Maybe before they cut a hole through a vegetative buffer along a tributary to the Withlacoochee River and on top of the Floridan Aquifer.

Or maybe they could put up a sign saying “PCBs and Coal Ash Now Entering Floridan Aquifer”.


3 thoughts on “Landfill is in aquifer recharge zone

  1. Teresa Padgett

    I read an academic journal article about Oregon’s experiments with ASR’s. They incorporated rainwater collection as a big part of the water recovery. I am curious if Georgia plans to include that in the ASR that is described in SB 213. Do you know if it is a factor or do you know where I can find out? I am doing my research project in one of my classes about it and I would like more information.

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