Penn E&R was retained by a confidential manufacturing client to complete a detailed water supply feasibility study for a facility located in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. The site, which manufactures asphalt, water-based sealants and coatings used for paving, looked to permanently close-in-place two on-site water supply wells and develop a new system to supply approximately 10,000 to 20,000 gallons of water to the facility over a two-hour period. Penn E&R was selected based on its past success completing similar feasibility studies, engineering and construction projects.
KEY PROJECT TASKS:
- Performed detailed analysis of alternative using five criteria:
- Long-term effectiveness and permanence
- Environmental impacts
- Created decision matrix to assess each alternative’s benefits and limitations in order to identify key tradeoffs
- Researched provision of water via three main sources:
- Public water supply via Pennsylvania American Water
- Fresh water intake from Susquehanna River
- Bulk water supply delivered to site via railway
- Prepared comprehensive Summary Report of Findings including a ranking of the alternatives based on the decision matrix analysis and provided recommendation
Penn E&R was also retained by the client and successfully implemented the suggested alternative for the facility’s water supply system.
PROJECT COMPLETION: 2012
SIZE OF SITE: 4.6 acres