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Wastewater Management Planning and Engineering

Our team develops and implements wastewater management systems for Vermont communities. We specialize in identifying and evaluating decentralized and integrated (onsite/cluster/sewer) solutions for local government and businesses willing to question the conventional assumption that new or expanded sewers are the only solution. Our science-driven and neutral approach helps partners carefully reconsider their options and advance a locally supported solution.

We recognize the importance of community outreach and engagement in the long-term success of any public infrastructure project, especially in Vermont. Our team has broad experience in planning and facilitating events to educate community members about potential water and wastewater issues and solutions. In addition to traditional forms of public outreach, we leverage Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and data visualization platforms to inform, educate, and engage residents, property owners, local businesses, and other community stakeholders on each step of the decision process to obtain local buy-in to fund a public infrastructure project. We have developed a wide array of web-based mapping applications and storytelling tools to bring information and choices to life. Our solutions have proven critical in working with municipalities to implement comprehensive plans and develop “buildable and bondable” projects.

Our engineers, scientists, and planners work under all of Vermont’s wastewater treatment regulatory programs and with a wide range of wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal technologies. We are prepared to assist your community in applying for and securing funding and in considering whether your wastewater infrastructure truly supports your needs and development goals.

Our services include:

  • Decentralized wastewater planning;
  • Needs assessments, feasibility studies, and preliminary engineering reports;
  • Research and demonstration projects;
  • Landowner outreach;
  • Public education;
  • Meeting facilitation;
  • Soil and Site Evaluations for Subsurface Disposal Systems;
  • Aquatic Permitting Criteria compliance assessments;
  • Hydrogeologic capacity analysis;
  • Environmental review, documentation, and permitting support;
  • Compliance monitoring and water quality sampling;
  • Groundwater modeling;
  • GIS analysis, mapping, and decision support;
  • Wastewater system design engineering and construction oversight; and
  • Permitting support (Indirect Discharge Rules, Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules).