Threats to Ground and Drinking Water from ACP and MVP


Downstream Strategies prepared a report for the Natural Resources Defense Council on the threats to Virginia’s groundwater from construction and operation of two proposed major gas pipelines, the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. They would cross 18 counties and two cities in Virginia as they travel from West Virginia through Virginia and on into North Carolina.

Dated May 23, 2018, the report, Threats to Groundwater from the Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Virginia, assesses threats and likely impacts to underground sources of drinking water in Virginia during the construction and operation of the pipelines, specifically focusing on threats to private drinking water wells and springs. The report finds substantial threats to 100 miles of land, water wells and an aquifer relied on for drinking water.