LANDFILL AND HAZARDOUS WASTE – HYDROGEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATIONS

GCS has specialised expertise relating to hydrogeological investigations at waste disposal sites. GCS was consulted during the formulation of the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) “Minimum Requirements” document and co-developed the WASP Methodology for the Water Research Commission.

GCS has expertise in the following areas:

Site selection

Landfill site selection studies are conducted which evaluate the geology, soils, hydrogeology, geotechnical aspects, surface water, environmental, social and economic suitability of potential sites.

Detailed field investigations

Detailed field investigations include test pits, geological and soil mapping, permeability testing, geophysical investigations and drilling of site characterisation and monitoring boreholes.

Permit applications and maintenance objectives

Motivation reports include risk assessments and management requirements for inclusion in applications for new sites, operation of sites and closure of sites.

Groundwater Monitoring and Impact Assessments of existing sites are conducted. All studies are conducted in accordance with the latest Norms and Standards documents as published as part of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008, as well as the Minimum Requirements for Waste Disposal by Landfill, 2005 compiled by the Department of Water Affairs.

LANDFILL AND HAZARDOUS WASTE PROJECT DATA

YEARCLIENTPROJECTOPERATION
2009HILL & ASSOCIATESLandfill Site Hydrological InvestigationWaldrift Landfill Site
2009Kwezi V3Geotechnical and Hydrogeological StudiesVryburg Landfill Site
2009HILL & ASSOCIATESLandfill Site Borehole MonitoringZuurfontein Landfill Site
2009AECOMWaste Site InvestigationMalalane Waste Site
2009KV3 EngineersAdditional Landfill Site StudyNaledi Landfill Site
2009HILL & ASSOCIATESHydrogeological Investigation for Badplaas Lanfill SiteBadplaas Landfill Site
2010HILL & ASSOCIATESAdditional Borehole DrillingLouisrus
2011WorleyParsons RSALandfill Site InvestigationLephalale Landfill Site
2012HILL & ASSOCIATESLandfill Site Water Quality AnalysisPlettenberg Bay Landfill Site
2012Worley ParsonsLandfill Site closure hydrogeological investigationVryburg Landfill Site
2012Steve Tshwete Local MunicipalityWater Quality MonitoringMiddelburg Landfill Sites
2013Deveng AfricaLandfill Site Hydrological InvestigationBalfour Landfill Site
2013WorleyParsons RSALandfill site investigationNorth West Landfill Sites
2013Elias Barnard ConsultingDesktop investigationSterkfontein Landfill Site
2013Pravin Amar Development Planners (PADP)Geotechnical and Geohydrological StudiesOkhahlamba Landfill

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