Chloride contamination within the Equus Beds Aquifer resulting from previous oil field production has resulted in areas of groundwater which is unsuitable for most uses. Remediation of areas of high chloride concentrations within the Equus Beds would help generate an additional water supply source as well as help protect and prolong the useable lifespan of groundwater wells around areas of chloride contamination.
Successful implementation of this project will provide a better understanding of what type of treatment technology is necessary for a full-scale remediation project. Total project costs for a full-scale remediation project could exceed $50,000,000
Continued movement of the Burrton chloride plume within the Equus Beds Aquifer towards the east-southeast, leading to impacts with the City of Wichita's groundwater well field as well as other regional groundwater users.