Water Monitoring

Water Testing & Process

Water monitoring is a constant process at the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority. Water samples are taken at various locations on landfill property. Certain private water supplies of landowners adjacent to the landfill are also tested.

Samples are taken daily, monthly, quarterly, and annually at various locations. Currently, tests are completed at 41 monitoring wells, 2 surface locations and 10 contiguous landowners.

Water quality samples are analyzed and reports are kept on file. Through efficient monitoring, the GLRA can record any changes in the quality of ground water and surface water sources. Most importantly, sampling ensures that water is clean and not contaminated by landfill leachate.

A stream of water passing through gates for water monitoring
Wells marked in orange have water drawn from and sampled frequently