Hydrology testing to begin on Mary Dr.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

This is what the drilling unit will look like as it will be set up on the old Rodeo grounds on Mary Dr. in Superior.

Superior Sun

Resolution Copper recently informed local residents at a community forum and via mailed letters about the upcoming hydrology test site that will be drilled off of Mary Dr. within the Town limits. The bore hole monitoring will be located on BHP property formerly known as the old rodeo arena.

The water monitoring bore hole will allow the company to monitor the hydrology; this is also part of the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) permitting process for the project. The NEPA requires that the company do extensive baseline studies and substantiative plans for the protection of ground water and surface water. The location chosen will allow the company to monitor both shallow and deep waters in the area to meet the NEPA requirements.

What residents need to be aware of is that the drilling of the bore hole will be a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week operation for about 50 days. A sound barrier wall will be constructed around the rig and sound mufflers will be installed on equipment to muffle some of the noise. The drill rig will also have lighting that will lessen the light pollution from the rig. It is anticipated that the drilling will end in late September.

Once the well is constructed the monitoring of the water will go on indefinitely. The monitoring site will include a small fenced enclosure to protect equipment and the well head. The monitoring site will include telemetry which will reduce the access requirements.

Construction of the site will be begin as soon as permits from the Town of Superior have been approved, which is anticipated to be around Aug. 20, 2014.

Mila Besich-Lira (367 Posts)

Mila Besich-Lira is a resident of Superior with two children. She volunteers for many local organizations. She is an experienced fundraiser and event planner for Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition. She covers some of the area town councils and schools.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Superior Fire Department adds new ambulance to EMS fleet

    September 23rd, 2017
    by

      Emergency responders at the Superior Fire Department commissioned a new ambulance last week. This is the newest emergency services […]


    Tonto Forest approves LOST Trail reroute

    September 23rd, 2017
    by

      The Legends of Superior Trails Inc. (LOST) organization received news on Monday, Sept. 18, that the re-route of the […]


    Honor Flight Volunteer: Oracle man participates in honoring WWII Veteran

    September 23rd, 2017
    by

      An Oracle resident, Hector Lovemore recently volunteered to escort a World War II veteran to Washington D.C. as part […]


    Oracle property owners, church honored with Oracle Firewise Awards

    September 23rd, 2017
    by

      On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, the Oracle Firewise Board presented Property of the Year awards to residents of Oracle. […]


  • Additional Stories

    ArtUs Guild begins fall session

    September 23rd, 2017
    by

      The Copper Basin ArtUs Guild’s fall session and will begin Friday, Sept. 22 at Ray Hall next to the […]


    VFW donates art supplies to Superior School District

    September 23rd, 2017
    by

    Members of the VFW Post in Superior delivered several boxes of art supplies and boxes of tissue and hand sanitizer […]


    Superior High School Student Council announces Homecoming theme: Superheroes

    September 23rd, 2017
    by

      Get out your capes and brush up on your superhero powers!   Superior High School Homecoming week is slated […]


    Head-on collision kills one, injures two north of Winkelman

    September 23rd, 2017
    by

      A head-on collision Sunday put two in the hospital and fatally injures one more.   The accident occurred at […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger