Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Douglas County Commission has given tentative approval to a proposed plan for a large sand pit mining operation, but is also requiring that a survey be conducted to determine the pit's impact on groundwater supplies.
Commissioners on Thursday tentatively agreed to grant a conditional use permit for the large sand pit mining operation near Eudora to Penny Concrete and Van LLC, the two owners of the property where the pit would be located.
The companies will pay for the report that will analyze the aquifer around the site to determine if the sand pit would pose a significant risk to the city of Eudora's municipal water supply. The analysis would also study impacts to domestic wells of neighboring property owners.