Below are some pictures that show some of the measures taken to protect the environment in relation to water quality. Although the water in the pit can be very muddy, that mud isn’t allowed to leave the job site. The water is pumped to a series of ponds that let the mud settle out of the water before the water leaves the job. Even any Run-Off water from rain & snow has to be caught in ponds and allowed to settle out before leaving the job. The Department of Environmental Protection, a contracted Lab, and our own employees also regularly check the quality of the water that is leaving the job site. If any problems are found measures are taken to ensure proper water quality.