1. Municipal Storm Sewer System Maintenance and Management Programs

    Federal regulations require municipalities to obtain permits, as well as develop and implement a program to manage stormwater within their municipality. The scope of program requirements result in budgetary strains and time crunches for many municipalities, which are then left to determine how to cost-effectively manage their stormwater to meet state and federal requirements. RETTEW…

  2. Palmyra Borough Sinkhole

    A major break in an 8-inch water main caused a geyser, which flowed for nearly six hours before the main was shut down. A large sinkhole developed as a result of the excess water, causing a third of a major traffic intersection to collapse and, consequently, to be closed. In addition the underground utilities in…

  3. Palmyra IW-9 Injection Well Replacement

    The project area in the 900 block of Cherry Street in Palmyra Borough has suffered from sinkholes on a regular basis for more than 50 years. Stormwater naturally drains to the location because of its low elevation, and because of flooding problems, the Borough constructed a stormwater injection well in the late 1960s. For the…

  4. Conowingo TMDL Implementation Planning and Watershed Implementation

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) lists the Conowingo Creek Watershed as an impaired stream. Because the Conowingo is historically a coldwater fishery and at one time supported a viable trout fishery, the Donegal Chapter of Trout Unlimited (DTU) was interested in its restoration. RETTEW worked closely with DTU to secure grant funding…

  5. Palmyra Stormwater Forebay and Wetlands Design

    Railroad Street in the northern section of Palmyra Borough had ongoing flooding issues and required strong stormwater management to provide solutions. However, the Borough needed to secure funding in order to move the project forward. As the Borough Engineer, RETTEW assisted the client in securing Growing Greener Grants for design and construction of the forebay…

  6. Lancaster Police Station Site Development

    The Lancaster City Bureau of Police outgrew its headquarters facility and needed a new state-of-the-art, four-story, 60,000-SF police station. In addition to housing offices for patrol and criminal investigation units, this highly specialized facility would need to accommodate investigation laboratories, a round-the-clock communications center, and a live ammunition firing range. Partnering with an architect nationally…

  7. Paxtang Borough Zoning Ordinance

    Paxtang Borough needed a new zoning ordinance and map that would implement recommendations from the recently adopted mini-comprehensive plan and downtown improvements plan; encourage adaptive reuse, replacement, infill, and redevelopment of vacant and underutilized properties and structures within the downtown and nearby neighborhoods; and ensure consistency with and incorporate recent changes in the Pennsylvania Municipal…

  8. Blossburg Borough Mini-Comprehensive Plan

    Looking to embrace and enhance its industrial heritage, Blossburg Borough needed an updated and usable planning document to guide its community betterment initiatives. They hired RETTEW to help facilitate the comprehensive planning process and create related guidance documents that would reenergize and organize community groups and leaders, residents, and business operators around mutually beneficial projects….

  9. West Penn and Walker Townships Act 537 Sewage Facility Plan Updates

    West Penn and Walker Townships required an Act 537 sewage facility plan update. The previous engineering firm for the Townships prepared an update study over the course of four years, but the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) deemed it incomplete. The Townships wanted RETTEW to complete the study, incorporating as much of the…

  10. City of Williamsport Economic Development and Planning Consulting

    The City of Williamsport continues to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation and was looking for creative ways to capitalize on this advantage. The City wanted to proactively address its infrastructure maintenance issues, further advance its Capital Investment and Improvement Plans, and expand the city’s ongoing community revitalization projects to infuse economic…

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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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