Water well for the organic farm ‘De Kijfelaar’
Study of the impact of a permanent water extraction on the environment.
19 February 2018
Water for an organic farm
Organic farm De Kijfelaar, located in Noorderwijk, wanted to obtain a permit for water extraction. The City of Herentals asked AGT to determine the influence of the water abstraction on the groundwater levels in the area.
Based on the available data the subsurface was characterised. A numerical model was afterward built up in order to determine the water extraction from the aquifer. The results of the simulation were evaluated and presented on maps and figures.
The results indicate that the influence of the water extraction is very limited. The requested flow rates are very low, considering the size of the aquifer and its good permeability (approx. 70 m), and the high recharge of the groundwater body can be expected due to relatively fast flow through the sandy soil layers.
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