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Parsons & Associates Specialist Groundwater Consultants CC is a focussed company promoting sustainable use of South Africa's precious underground water resources by all its people. The company was formed in 1996 to meet a growing demand for specialist geohydrological services, particularly with respect to water supply, groundwater contamination, environmental impact assessments and waste disposal. The consultancy provides skills and support in all facets of groundwater.

Parsons & Associates Specialist Groundwater Consultantscc has specialised expertise in the field of groundwater quality and contamination. Services offered in this arena include assessing the suitability of a site for a particular use, evaluating the impact of an activity on an underlying groundwater body and routine monitoring of groundwater quality at various installations. After working in the area for a number of years, the company has particular experience in the waste disposal arena. Site selection, groundwater monitoring, legal requirements, waste stream assessment and best disposal practice are just some of the issues that can be addressed.

Growing environmental awareness has resulted in a need for greater understanding of integrated functioning of the environment. Provision of specialist input into broader environmental investigations is a core part of our business, whether it be undertaking specialist groundwater investigations or reviewing work undertaken by other specialists. Implementation of the National Water Act (Act No 36 of 1998) prescribes that water requirements for aquatic ecosystems and basic human needs be reserved before allocation for other uses. Determination of the groundwater component of the Reserve is a further area of specialisation.