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Talon/LPE: 25 Years of Groundwater Expertise on the High Plains

Groundwater, a vital resource for both human consumption and agricultural needs, requires careful management and remediation to ensure its quality and sustainability. For the past 25 years, Talon/LPE has been at the forefront of groundwater expertise, serving as a trusted partner in groundwater assessment, monitoring, and remediation. With an extensive track record of success in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, Talon/LPE has installed over 20,000 groundwater monitor wells and soil borings, establishing itself as a leader in the field.



Talon/LPE's wealth of experience and technical proficiency in groundwater dynamics has positioned the company as a reliable resource for the region's challenges, particularly on the High Plains. This vast expertise in groundwater aligns seamlessly with the specific needs of various stakeholders, including Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Talon/LPE recognizes the importance of the CAFO General Permit, Permit No. TXG920000, which was re-issued on July 20, 2019. This permit provides coverage for both Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) large and State-only CAFOs, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations.


TPDES large CAFOs encompass facilities that meet the headcount requirements for a large CAFO as defined in the permit. These operations bear significant responsibility for managing potential pollutants that can impact water quality. State-only CAFOs, on the other hand, consist of dairy CAFO facilities meeting the headcount for a medium CAFO within specific counties. Additionally, state-only CAFOs include animal feeding operations that are designated by the Executive Director as a CAFO due to their substantial contribution of pollutants into the state's water sources.


Talon/LPE's vast experience in groundwater monitoring and remediation directly supports CAFOs in their efforts to adhere to regulatory requirements and protect the surrounding environment. Through their comprehensive understanding of groundwater dynamics, the company assists CAFOs in developing effective strategies to minimize the potential impact on water quality. This includes assessing and managing the movement of contaminants, monitoring groundwater levels and flow patterns, and implementing appropriate remediation techniques where necessary.


With a conservative scientific approach, Talon/LPE employs state-of-the-art methodologies and equipment to ensure accurate and reliable groundwater sampling. Their expert team of scientists, engineers, and technicians undergoes continuous training to stay updated on the latest scientific advancements and regulatory changes.


In conclusion, Talon/LPE's 25 years of groundwater experience on the High Plains have established them as a trusted leader in the field. Their extensive installation of groundwater monitor wells and soil borings, combined with their in-depth knowledge of groundwater dynamics and remediation techniques, uniquely positions them to assist CAFOs in meeting permit requirements. With a commitment to conservative scientific practices, Talon/LPE remains dedicated to ensuring the protection and sustainability of groundwater resources for the benefit of all stakeholders involved.