Every day you make countless contacts with the physical world. The town where you live, the water you drink, the air you breathe, the roads you travel, the parks where your children play, the schools where they learn. While most of these everyday encounters are taken for granted, some serious thinking has gone into making each of these better than it used to be. And there's a good chance we had our heads in it.
We are the resource that communities, institutions, and businesses turn to for forward-thinking solutions to their everyday challenges. Efficient wastewater treatment, managed stormwater programs, clean water supplies, integrated electrical and mechanical systems, implemented plans, and preserved historical structures. We are an extension of their operations assisting in the maintenance of their systems, integration of the infrastructure, and development of new structures, additions, and retrofits.
Providing protection for water supplies. Source Water Protection has been a growing concern for many municipalities and community water systems. To help protect Pennsylvania’s drinking water, the Department of Environmental Protection created the Source Water Protection Technical Assistance Program (SWPTAP).
Where does drinking water come from? The quick and easy answer to this question is - either a body of water or an underground water source. What does that mean? An underground source, like a well, fills with groundwater (that’s what we call water in the ground). When groundwater like rain or snow soaks into the ground, it creates an “aquifer”- allowing the well to fill. Bodies of water, on the other hand, include streams, rivers, and lakes. Unlike underground sources that rely on groundwater, these water body sources are reliant on air, rain, and water that flows down to the source.
When you leave your pet waste on the grass or sidewalk, or when you improperly dispose of pet waste through storm or street drains - you could be contributing to low water quality and water pollution.
The headquarters of Spotts, Stevens and McCoy at 1047 North Park Road in Wyomissing, is expected to be the new home of the First Presbyterian Church in Reading. The church, founded in 1814, plans to lease space to SSM after purchasing the building from the consulting firm.
Sam Zook, SIT is the third surveyor at SSM to receive certification as a Drone Pilot.
A greenway, open space and trail network connects people to nature, each other, village and town centers, parks, historic sites, and the other resources found in your community.
Let SSM be your personal trainer. Take advantage of our experience to build a strong and healthy community park system.
If your source water protection plan was developed four or more years ago, new tools and technology can improve your plan and make a positive impact on source water protection.