PA Sewage Enforcement Officer, Professional Soil Scientist, and Soil Science Consulting Services

B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. based in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Poconos region has been providing professional geological, soils, hydrogeological, environmental consulting services, and sewage enforcement officer services since 1985. The company specializes in the following areas: hydrogeological and wastewater evaluations for siting land-based wastewater disposal systems; soils consulting, environmental monitoring, overseeing the siting, exploration, and development of community/ commercial water supply sources; expert witness/ reviewer for municipalities, and other environmental services

The company specializes in the following areas:

  • Conducting soil, hydrogeological and wastewater evaluations for siting individual & community wastewater disposal systems.
  • PA Sewage Enforcement Officer and Professional Soil Science related activities including soils testing, expert testimony, hydroconducting testing, developing soil morphologically based system sizing criteria, failed system evaluations, waste stream characterization, and soil science services for municipalities and townships.
  • Soils evaluation, infiltration testing, hydroconductivity testing related to developing and siting large volume land-based wastewater disposal systems and water reuse projects.
  • Conducting On-site Inspections and House to House Surveys related to evaluating individual on-lot disposal systems and updates to 537 Plans.
  • Assisting with the preparation of Large Volume Land Based Wastewater Disposal Alternatives, including drip irrigation, seasonal/year-round spray irrigation, and water reuse.
  • Training – Providing individual, community, and professional training related to soil science, hydric soils, and engineering applications of soils.  In addition, we developed and provided continuing education courses for sewage enforcement officers, engineers, geologists, and surveyors.
  • Professional Soil Scientist – Pennsylvania (Professional Member);  West Virginia (Professional Member)

Because of Mr. Oram background in Environmental Pollution Control and research on removal mechanisms for the parasitic protozoan Giardia and Cryptosporidium, B.F. Environmental Consultants has been involved with the evaluation of surface and groundwater supplies for the purpose of determining if Giardia is present or if the groundwater source was directly under the influence of a surface water body. The company has also provided expert testimony in the fields of environmental science, hydrology, on-lot wastewater disposal, and geology.

Major Projects Completed

    Wastewater, Groundwater Recharge, and Infiltration

    300,000to 500,000 gpd Land-based wastewater disposal alternatives analysis and sizing for a seasonal spray irrigation wastewater treatment and disposal system and applications of water reuse through landscape irrigation, industrial use, drip irrigation, and forested irrigation- Monroe and Pike County, Pennsylvania.
    2,000to 100,000 gpd+ Zero Discharge Land-based wastewater disposal alternatives analysis and sizing for seasonal or year-round wastewater treatment and disposal system and applications of water reuse through landscape irrigation, spray irrigation, industrial reuse, golf course irrigation, drip irrigation, and forested irrigation.
    Soils, Spray Irrigation, Drip Irrigation and Detailed Hydrological Evaluation for to update an older or pre-existing systems in Pennsylvania.
    Evaluation and Conceptual Design  of a proposed single family constructed wetland -Evapotranspiration System,  Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Evaluating the Use of Constructed Wetlands System for treating wastewater from a single family residence and making recommendations regarding system configuration, pretreatment, design modifications, and operation.
    Preliminary and detailed hydrological evaluation and NitrateDispersion Plume Modeling for Low-flow and large volume on-site waste water disposal systems.

    Conducting soils and hydrological evaluations related to the dry stream discharge systems.

    Interesting Online Training Courses

    EPA Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Processes and Systems
    EPA Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Systems Management
    Onsite Wastewater Treatment - Treatment System Selection

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