A hydrogeological investigation for an industrial water supply at REPAP's Groundwater Mill site, South Nelson, New Brunswick
University of New Brunswick
The REPAP owned and operated Groundwood Mill, located in South Nelson, New Brunswick requires 1.43xl06m3/yr water for its industrial process. The mill previously relied on a surface reservoir for this supply. However, during periods of high demand and/or low recharge, particularly during the summer months, this supply was inadequate. In 1995, MGI Limited was retained to investigate the groundwater resource in the area, in an effort to provide the mill with a sufficient amount of water to support its industrial demand. Following pumping test evaluations and groundwater modelling simulations, it has been determined that the confined, fractured sandstone aquifer can meet the mill's demands. However, some interference to surrounding wells may be anticipated, particularly during times of high demand and/or low recharge.