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Environmental Monitoring
Wheelabrator Shrewsbury Ash Landfill, Shrewsbury, MA

The Wheelabrator Shrewsbury ash monofill is a commercial facility that provides ash disposal to the Wheelabrator Millbury facility and several other waste-to-energy plants in the region. The nearly 200-acre property is owned by the Town of Shrewsbury and includes several lined ash disposal cells. Environmental conditions are monitored by an extensive network of groundwater wells and surface water collection stations.

EST provided water quality monitoring and related field services including groundwater sampling, surface water sampling, and leachate monitoring. EST measured static water level, pH, temperature, conductivity, oxidation reduction potential (ORP) and dissolved oxygen prior to sample collection. Groundwater samples requiring dissolved metals analysis were field filtered to 0.45 micron. EST’s services also included quarterly leachate monitoring and annual Industrial Pretreatment Permit (IPP) Monitoring. EST was also contracted to collect stormwater samples in accordance with the owner’s NPDES permit requirements. All samples were collected in accordance with EPA approved methods, preserved in accordance with 40 CFR part 136 and prepared for delivery to a MA DEP certified laboratory. All work was performed in strict accordance with EST’s Corporate Health and Safety Plan, OSHA standards, and approved Waste Management practices.

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Town of Stratford, CT – Flow Monitoring Program

Stratford, CT maintains a water pollution control facility that can process up to eleven (11) million gallons per day. As part of an Inflow/Infiltration (I/I) study, EST installed and maintained forty-four (44) open channel flowmeters, and two (2) rain gauges during an eight (8) week study period.

Town of Braintree, MA – Continuous Flow Monitoring

EST performed flow monitoring at eleven (11) locations throughout the town of Braintree, MA. These systems were equipped with wireless telemetry to facilitate real time data acquisition by means of a password protected website.

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), Winnipesaukee River Basin Flow Monitoring Program (WRBP)

The Winnipesaukee River Basin Program (WRBP) is a state-owned system in the Lakes Region of the state that includes fourteen (14) wastewater pumping stations, approximately fifty-five (55) miles of large diameter interceptor sewers and a wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) in Franklin, NH treating an average of five (5) million gallons of wastewater per day. EST was contracted to perform flow monitoring at locations though the collection system.

Town of Needham, MA – Flow Monitoring and I/I Related Inspection Services

EST was contracted by the Town’s engineering consultant to identify potential Inflow and Infiltration sources within the Town’s collection system. Services included: continuous flow monitoring at multiple locations throughout the Town and CCTV inspections of more than one-hundred and fifty thousand (150,000) linear feet of sewer line.

City of Melrose, MA – Flow Monitoring Services

Melrose operates and maintains two (2) water pump stations, eighty (80) miles of water, and seventy-eight (78) miles of sewer line. During a City-wide flow monitoring program in the spring of 2016, EST installed and maintained thirty (30) meters, five (5) groundwater gauges and a rain gauge for ten (10) weeks.

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