As part of East Hampton Town’s efforts to devise a comprehensive wastewater management plan, crews last week installed a deep monitoring well on Springs Fireplace Road.
The approximately 150-foot well was put in near an existing shallow groundwater monitoring well for the scavenger waste treatment plan, according to Pio Lombardo, president of Lombardo Associates, a Massachusetts firm hired by the town to develop the plan.
“The purposes of the well are to evaluate whether the impacts potentially associated with the SWTP are present in the deeper groundwater downgradient of the SWTP and to assess the vertical component of groundwater flow in this area,” Mr. Lombardo said in a statement.
Sampling will take place a week or two after the well is developed, he said, and will also include three other sewage waste treatment plant monitoring wells and select sewage plant discharge structures.
The sampling will be coordinated with an ongoing groundwater monitoring program at the landfill on Springs Fireplace Road to allow for a comprehensive study of groundwater quality and flow patterns, he said.
Lombardo Associates held a “kickoff” meeting on its wastewater plan in late August, though Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson and Councilwoman Theresa Quigley afterward criticized it for being unclear on costs, among other concerns.
The firm is expected to discuss the Montauk study area at a meeting that is tentatively set for Wednesday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Montauk School.