Groundwater in the Trash


We hired geologists to study the landfill and potential leakage of pollutants to the ocean through Pila Creek. Meanwhile carefully tracking water quality at nearby streams and beaches. This chart shows groundwater infiltrating the trash mass up to 100 feet. Santa Barbara County Public Works has always taken issue with this geologic chart, because the measurements are approximate, and as the State Geologic Board explained to HTO, approximations are not allowable in studies for projects of this magnitude. In addition, the County maintains it has added efficient dewatering technology as well as energy generation.