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About Us

KYLE Groundwater, Inc., was founded in 2018 in response to demand for experienced and innovative hydrogeological solutions from our Southern California clients.  We have established a local client base of engineers, water agencies, and private purveyors and are continuing to grow.  We have a reputation of approaching each of our projects with fresh eyes and providing a high-quality customized work product.  We hold the philosophy that an honest, well-thought-out, innovative, and scientifically-based approach coupled with a high-quality work product, leads to success.

Russell Kyle, PG, CHG
President and Principal Hydrogeologist

Mr. Kyle has more than 25 years experience providing groundwater-related consulting services for public and private clients within the western United States, Mexico, and Africa, with a focus on groundwater resources development in Southern California.  He holds the philosophy that an honest, well-thought-out, innovative, and scientifically-based approach coupled with a high-quality work product, leads to success.  The scope of his technical experience includes groundwater basin evaluations, water supply studies, well siting investigations, artificial recharge feasibility evaluations, well field condition assessments, well rehabilitation, desalination feedwater supply studies, and geophysical surveys. Over the course of his career he has provided permitting, design, construction, and inspection services for more than 150 water supply wells and 70 monitoring wells and exploratory borings, including permitting, design, construction management, and inspection, and has successfully evaluated and rehabilitated dozens of wells to stabilize structural abnormalities, recover lost production and improve poor water quality.  He is a Professional Geologist and Certified California Hydrogeologist, and is active within the water resources community, currently a member and past Chair to the AWWA CA-NV Water Well Technology Committee, and as a voting member of the AWWA National Well Standards Committee. Mr. Kyle is also serving on multiple Technical Action Committees working to develop the new California Department of Water Resources water well standards.

Recent notable projects include a regional well site and collection main study for the Long Beach Water Department, installation of potable water supply wells for California Water Service Company, South Montebello Irrigation District, Golden State Water Company, and Long Beach Water Department, and development of well rehabilitation and replacement prioritization plans for Palmdale Water District, Long Beach Water Department, California Water Service Company, and City of Riverside.

Kimberly Makar, PG
Project Hydrogeologist

Ms. Makar is a geologist with ten years of experience in the water resource and mining industries.  She began her career as a manager of the dewatering program at an open-pit copper mine in Nevada, for which she was responsible for developing and executing multi-million-dollar groundwater dewatering programs.  Since 2014 she has been providing professional consulting services to the water resources industry in Southern California with an emphasis on new well installation and well rehabilitation.  She is a Professional Geologist in the State of California and is a member of the American Water Works Association CA-NV Water Well Technology Committee.

Recent notable projects include regional well siting studies for the Long Beach Water Department and Puente Basin Water Agency, and rehabilitation of wells for the Suburban Water Systems, Long Beach Water Department, and the Gage Canal Company, and new well installations for the City of Tustin, South Montebello Irrigation District, California Water Service Company, and Montebello Land and Water Company.

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