Tales from the Trenches
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April 2017
Issue 22
Retrospective on Our Year of Dirty Jobs
(With Due Apologies to Mike Rowe)

What a great year! Busy is as busy does; since our last issue of Tales From The Trenches, we have been fantastically busy. So much so that you have not received one of these newsletters in quite awhile. We hope that you too are benefiting from the strong economy; it is said that a rising tide lifts all boats!

Zach Checking Stream Flow Over the last half year or so, we developed and protected high-capacity groundwater supplies. We monitored hydrologic conditions (like with the portable flume pictured here). We tested soils for high-capacity wastewater discharges. 

We also investigated and  remediated contaminated streams. We built geospatial databases in GIS. We supported permit applications and generally applied sound science to water resources projects across the region.

We would love to support your current or future project. Please feel free to give us a call or drop us an email !
ALWI Testimony Supports Passage
 of Beneficial Legislation in Annapolis
Senior Scientist  Amy M. Parrish , testified before the Maryland House of Delegates in support of House Bill 1045 of the 2017 legislative session. 

Signed into law by Governor Hogan on April 7, 2017, HB 1045 requires the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to develop regulations that (1) encourage the use of ultra-filtration wastewater treatment technologies in non-residential on-site sewage disposal systems (OSDS) and (2) . allow for larger hydraulic loading rates when compared to current MDE regulations and technical policies.

Ms. Parrish's testimony was instrumental in illustrating the absence of environmental impacts associated with larger hydraulic loading rates, provided a proper mounding analysis is performed by qualified hydrogeologists

The benefit of this is more compact site disturbance, more economical OSDS installations and more opportunity to preserve trees and open space as site features. 

Environmentalists and stakeholders are both pleased with the bill. It incentivizes cleaner discharges, more compact site development and lower OSDS construction costs. 
In This Issue
Beneficial New Legislation
2016 Re-Cap
New Hire
What You Missed
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Welcome to ALWI
Sarah Wood
Sarah W. in the field

Sarah Wood joined the ALWI team in February 2017 as a Staff Scientist and GIS Analyst. 

Sarah completed her B.S. in Environmental Studies at Western Washington University.  She brings a diverse background to ALWI, including park ranger service with the Maryland Dept. Nat. Resources.  

We are very pleased to welcome Sarah to the ALWI team!
What You May Have Missed

Our most recent blog on  direct potable reuse of treated wastewater effluent;

Our successful testimony opposing pending legislation harmful to the economic interests of many Marylanders

Our twitter feed with continuous updates on industry news.
Visit us at Booth 421 dur ing 
 in Ocean City, MD in June. 
Please drop by and say hello, pick up your gift
 and be entered into a raffle for Orioles tickets!

About Us -

Advanced Land and Water, Inc. is a hydrogeological and environmental consulting firm with extensive Mid-Atlantic regional experience in water supply and wastewater disposal. Our water supply experience extends to both groundwater and surface water and includes exploration, development, permitting, management and protection of both new and existing supplies. Our wastewater services include soil classification and suitability evaluations, percolation tests, spray and drip irrigation studies, infiltrometer tests, groundwater mounding calculations and nitrate loading assessments. We also provide a diversity of GIS mapping, environmental and other specialty services.