Privately serviced rural developments require planning to incorporate wells and sewage systems on each lot. A site servicing study combines terrain mapping, soil explorations and hydrogeological assessments to determine the capacity of development lands to sustain those services. Test wells are usually constructed and subjected to pumping and water quality tests to verify that a sufficient supply (yield) of acceptable quality groundwater is available to support the proposed dwellings. In addition, an impact assessment is also required to ensure that the development does not represent an unacceptable risk to the environment. Servicing (and hydrogeological) studies are often conducted in parallel with natural environment studies (EIS, NHE, and/or AFSAR) to provide guidance with respect to mitigating impacts. Developments created by a plan of subdivision or severance in Ontario are now generally required to be supported by hydrogeological studies which comply with Ministry of Environment (MOE) guidelines and procedures. These studies must accompany the development application. For more information or to request a no-obligation quote, please contact us.