Surface Water Action

An unnamed creek flows through the Lowry Landfill site. Contaminated groundwater is kept separate from clean surface water within the creek streambed by a channel of permeable material installed beneath the streambed and covered by a clay barrier. This provides a pathway for groundwater to flow north without contacting surface water. Clean surface water flows above the permeable channel without coming into contact with contaminated groundwater flowing underneath the clay barrier.

Benefits

  • Prevents exposure to humans and the environment of contaminated groundwater
  • Protects clean surface water