1. Murry Ridge Park Green Infrastructure Improvements

    RETTEW worked with West Hempfield Township to develop a comprehensive, cost-effective strategy to achieve required sediment reduction loads in compliance with their 2018-2023 MS4 Permit requirements. This strategy included a variety of green infrastructure best management practices to reduce stormwater rates and volumes, increase groundwater supplies, filter stormwater pollutants, increase biodiversity and habitat for native…

  2. Manor Township Detention Basin Retrofit

    As an MS4 Permittee, Manor Township is required to reduce stormwater pollutants to maintain compliance with their MS4 Permit requirements and to improve water quality in local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. The Township owns six dry detention basins that will provide significant pollutant reductions after being retrofitted into bioretention basins. Two of the existing…

  3. Churchyard Cemetery Mapping

    A church was concerned that its walled cemetery excluded some very old unmarked graves, likely containing wooden caskets, given their age. To resolve this uncertainty, RETTEW conducted a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey to detect any anomalies that might represent unmarked burials. RETTEW scanned the areas just outside the cemetery boundary walls with a digital…

  4. Asylum Run Sewer Interceptor Replacement

    Penbrook Borough’s existing 12-inch vitrified clay pipe (VCP) gravity sewer line was constructed in the 1930s and conveyed sewage flow from both Penbrook Borough and Susquehanna Township to the Capital Region Water sanitary sewer collection and conveyance system, a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)-permitted system. Lack of maintenance and known structural inadequacies of the…

  5. West Hempfield Township Pollutant Reduction Plan

    As an MS4 permittee, West Hempfield Township needed to submit a pollutant reduction plan (PRP) to comply with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s MS4 Program requirements. The Township needed to determine the existing pollutant loading rates attributed to the MS4-regulated area, and identify stormwater best management practices (BMP) to reduce sediment, phosphorus, and nitrogen…

  6. Lefever Road Detention Basin Retrofit

    Rapho Township implemented a detention basin retrofit project on property they own that will reduce their sediment loading rates by 25,537 pounds per year, phosphorus rates by 10 pounds per year, and nitrogen rates by 336 pounds per year. This project achieves a significant portion of the Township’s required pollutant load reductions for their 2018…

  7. Elkins Field Master Site Development Plan

    Lower Moreland Township wanted to redevelop Elkins Field, a 6-acre recreation/meadow area along Pennypack Creek in the southern portion of the township. Pennypack Trail borders the creek and offers the opportunity to make recreational connections from Elkins Field to other parts of Montgomery County. RETTEW created a master site development plan for Elkins Field, which…

  8. Paradise Township Community Readiness Assessment

    Paradise Township previously created a comprehensive plan that identified initiatives and projects it wanted to undertake. Unfortunately, the Township wasn’t successful in accomplishing many of the initiatives. They needed a tool to help them prioritize projects and steps to achieve them. RETTEW facilitated strategic planning discussions with Township officials, staff, and residents using our community…

  9. Paradise Township Community Park Master Plan

    Paradise Township experienced significant growth that impacted community facilities in the township, including parks and recreation. To proactively address the need for additional park facilities for existing and future residents to enjoy, the Township hired RETTEW to develop a master site plan for the Paradise Township Community Park on an approximately 29-acre tract. The park…

  10. Highspire Borough Stormwater Fee Study

    Small municipalities face tremendous financial burden in managing stormwater and complying with water quality regulations. Enacted and enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, these regulations, while beneficial, caused Highspire Borough to search for alternative funding for maintaining stormwater management facilities. RETTEW began assisting the Borough by presenting…

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Phase II of UAJA Solar Array Formally Completed

The University Area Joint Authority (UAJA), Solar Renewable Energy, LLC (SRE), and RETTEW held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on…

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RETTEW Charitable Foundation Awards Grant to Leg Up Farm for New STEM Program

The RETTEW Charitable Foundation proudly awarded Leg Up Farm with a $5,000 grant to help support a STEM…

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