Groundwater monitoring contract OK'd

Friday , January 25, 2013 - 12:02 AM

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Staff And Correspondents

BOUNTIFUL -- The city council has approved renewing the contract of a Salt Lake City-based environmental company, which runs a series of ongoing tests at the Bountiful Sanitary Landfill to probe for potential contamination of groundwater.

At a recent meeting, the council voted unanimously to retain the services of Environmental Resources Management Rocky Mountain, Inc. to continue groundwater monitoring at the landfill. The firm tests for 81 different chemicals or substances, according to Todd Christensen, staff engineer.

The city’s new contract with ERM calls for a testing program that will cost approximately $19,000 for the year, which represents a 1.1 percent increase from the contract fee for 2012. ERM Rocky Mountain has monitored groundwater results at the local landfill since 2002.

Bountiful is the only Davis County community to own its own landfill.

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