Sparta Aquifer Recovery Study Information Web Site

Sparta Aquifer Recovery Study Information Web Site

Location: Union County, Ark.

Client: Union County Water Conservation Board

The Union County Water Conservation Board (UCWCB) hired Burns & McDonnell to design a public project Web site for water level data and information about the Sparta Aquifer recovery study. The Sparta Aquifer is an important source of groundwater for southeastern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. It is the only viable aquifer in Union County, Ark. Seven cities, 29 rural water associations and 11 major industries in Union County use the Sparta as a raw water source.

An interactive map was designed to give public users the opportunity to retrieve water level data via a geographic information system (GIS) map. The map study area includes Union County and surrounding counties and parishes in Arkansas and Louisiana. Additional information including basemap data, water level data and aerial photography for the entire study area is also available via the interactive map.

A graphing tool was added to retrieve historical measurements and water usage for the wells in the study area. The graphical tool can be accessed independently of the map or directly from the map by using a custom mapping tool. Water usage graphs can be viewed for a well, owner or county.

The emphasis of the project was to design and build the Web site so routine updates could be made easily and quickly to the data. Another goal was to design the site so it was easily maintainable by the staff. The project included training on how to perform routine site maintenance and updates to site databases.

  • Application development
  • Database management
  • Data conversion
  • Internet services
  • Active Server page