Air & Water Quality
Deborah's Farmstead Ambient Air Monitoring Report
Wolf Eagle Environmental Engineers and Consultants, LLC (“Wolf Eagle”) was retained by Ms. Deborah Rogers and HDLA, LLC (d.b.a. Deborah’s Farmstead, “Client”), to perform an Ambient Air Monitoring Analysis (Test 1) at 300 McNaughton Lane, The City of Westworth Village, Texas.
The purpose of the Ambient Air Monitoring Analysis was to characterize the ambient air quality on the farmstead owned and operated by Ms. Rogers. Deborah’s Farmstead is an all natural farming operation known nationally for their award winning goat cheese. In addition to the dairy operation, free range laying hens produce eggs and cut flowers that are sold by Client to local markets. Recent proposed gas well development on adjacent property raised concerns as to the potential environmental impact to Client’s quality of grazing land, dairy operation and cheese production business and natural farming operation. Additional concern arose for the potential for impact to the deep water well and the water quality of the region by gas exploration and mining. Water quality and the deep water well water that supports the cheese production business are essential to Client’s unique cheese product. Industrial operations in a residential or agricultural setting has the potential to cause great impact to the overall quality of life (QOL) as well as the potential for air, noise and vibration, water and soil pollution typical to industrial processes. The development of the gas industry adjacent to the organic dairy farm has the potential to impact the health of the goats, milk production of the dairy, egg production as well as human health impact to the residential community.