County and Regional Studies
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Plans and Specifications
Pure and simple.
Ah, a refreshing glass of water. On the surface, it's filled with nothing but H20. Thinking deeper, you'll see that a lot more has gone into it. Such as protecting the purity of reservoirs, aquifers, wellheads, and springs. Rehabilitating abandoned wells. Using hydrogeologic modeling to calculate the impact of proposed development on source water and surrounding terrain. Using GIS to manage complex and voluminous environmental databases. Tailoring solutions for municipalities and water suppliers, and getting clean water to communities, buildings and faucets. Into every refreshing glass of water goes a lot of deep thinking.
Protecting, developing, and managing water resources for future generations.
Concept Design for Probable Maximum Flood
Detailed stream flow data and calculations were used to evaluate time-of-travel throughout both of the watersheds that are utilized for the City of Allentown’s surface water sources.
RAWA is conducting ongoing verification of their new PS PSOC inventory, containing more than 400 sites. The above images displays a portion of these sites within their Zone A protection areas.
Western Berks Water Authority has an inventory of upstream dischargers that they plan to work with in the event of positive cryptosporidium test results.
The SAN Agricultural Workgroup hosts informational workshops for colleagues and the community. Here, attendees tour a local farm that has implemented several best management practices. In 2013, SAN honored SSM with their Schuylkill Watershed Community Partner Award, for our commitment to the program
SSM assists water systems, like Western Berks Water Authority, in the planning and execution of community and implementation events each year.
As part of an approved Source Water Protection Plan, SSM created a three-dimensional groundwater flow model to determine the direction and time-of-travel of groundwater entering the supply wells. Within one hour of receiving the information of the possible pipeline leak, SSM’s lead computer modeler was able to determine a predicted groundwater flow path that a contaminant would take upon entering the groundwater aquifer.
In conjunction with PADEP, SSM assists water systems in developing source water protection plans using GIS. Our professionals delineate protective zones around each well or surface water intake to show the areas that contribute to the drinking water supply, working closely with the water supplier and community representatives to identify ways of protecting these areas.