An environmental survey may be anything from a simple topographic survey to determine drainage, to a detailed topographic survey involving test holes, monitoring wells, surface drainage, surface facilities, vegetation, limits of containment, limits of disturbance and location of buried facilities. In general, however, the purpose of these surveys is related to environmental issues.
The installation of boreholes, testholes, piezometers, etc. for site monitoring or reclamation purposes is often required in today’s environmentally sensitive world. An Alberta Land Surveyor can assist you in obtaining the data you need to determine elevations and positional information on the elements of your program. Not only can the Surveyor coordinate the field measurements to the horizontal and vertical datums you require, but the Surveyor can also correlate the position of the data to property boundaries.
On sites where ground water is being monitored or modeled through monitoring wells (piezometers), the determination of accurate elevations is critical. The surveyor can determine accurate differential elevations between your monitoring wells and correlate the locations of these structures to the property boundaries for the area in question.
If a leak/spill has occured which results in a cleanup operation being required, the surveyor can provide you with detailed and accurate area computations for the limits of concern with respect to disposition or property boundaries. The establishment of this site record can be extremely useful for mitigation of liability and future site reclamation procedures.