Network Details

Network Type

Water Quality

Agency

Government of Yukon
Environment Yukon - Environmental Programs Branch
Website: http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/air-water-waste/solid_waste_regs.php

Program objectives and description

To monitor permit requirements for dumps and landfills in Yukon, as required by Environment Yukon’s Environmental Programs Branch (EPB) under the Environment Act Solid Waste Regulations. Solid waste permits issued for facilities set out specific surface and groundwater monitoring requirements on a site-specific basis. There are currently 7 sites with active monitoring programs out of a total of 31 solid waste disposal facilities. The number of sites with active monitoring programs will increase as each municipal solid waste facility and all landfills under the Departments of Community Services and Highways and Public Works undergo hydrogeological assessments and installation of groundwater monitoring wells. Sites that currently have groundwater analytical results are Dawson, Carmacks, Carcross, Marsh Lake, Teslin, Whitehorse, and Upper Liard.

Sampling Information

Number of sites: 29 total sites, 29 active sites

Parameter measured: Water chemistry - Metals, Water chemistry - Organics, Water chemistry - Physical

Period of record: 1999 to present

Sampling frequencies: Bi-annually

Data availability: Data is maintained internally by the Monitoring and Inspections and Standards and Approvals sections of the EPB.

Contact Information

Name: Jennifer Dagg

Address: PO Box 2703 (V-8)

Phone: 1-867-667-5610

Fax: 1-867-393-6205

Email: jennifer.dagg@gov.yk.ca