SANTA MARIA, Calif. – SCS Engineers has been selected by the County of San Luis Obispo to design a treatment and groundwater extraction system for the Los Osos Landfill. This project includes the design of an economically viable system of groundwater extraction wells, a suitable water treatment system and the disposal of the treated water.
Although mitigation measures have been in place for many years, the County has decided to solicit assistance from SCS Engineers with the design of an economically feasible extraction, treatment and disposal system that meets approval from the Water Board and all other applicable oversight agencies and stakeholders. The Project involves the design of a system of groundwater extraction wells, a suitable water treatment system and a feasible means of treated water disposal intended to hydraulically contain and minimize the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) plume.
Though the landfill is currently closed, the County of San Luis Obispo is responsible for maintaining the unlined landfill to meet all federal, state, and county health laws, rules and regulations.
“The County’s new extraction and treatment system will modernize the process to ensure the landfill remains in compliance with current local, state and federal standards,” said Ambrose McCready, project manager. “Working closely with the County, the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board and other stakeholders, will ensure that the process removes all indentified contaminants.”