Whole-Pond Seepage Testing

We perform whole-pond seepage tests using technology developed by Dr. Jay Ham.  Dr. Ham pioneered this technology during his tenure at Kansas State University.  This test method determines the seepage rate of the entire pond using research-grade instruments.  It is more accurate than sampling methods, such as the standpipe and soil core test procedures, and does not require the pond to be drained or have sediment removed.  Testing is typically completed during two consecutive nighttime periods, so wastewater can continue to be discharged into the pond during working hours.  We have completed more than 100 seepage tests on wastewater storage ponds and lagoons serving livestock and industrial facilities. 

Seepage tests are typically required to:

Contact Frank Mercurio for more information.

Whole-Pond Seepage Testing

 

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