Surface Water Withdrawal Record of Disturbance

A natural gas client was developing water sources to support its hydraulic fracturing operations. To fulfill its water needs, the client wanted to construct a surface water withdrawal near a dam, which required extra precautions in placement and structure as the dam was in poor condition. In addition, the pipeline size and routing were not finalized until after the water intake pump plans were in place, requiring intensive coordination to find a balanced solution.

RETTEW’s speed and responsiveness in the process, from engineering design to preparing permit applications, ensured the client could receive the water sourcing it needed to continue for maximum operational output. Our team of regulatory and technical experts provided erosion and sediment control plans, managed the bidding and construction process, and finalized applications to both the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Susquehanna River Basin Commission. Our training and experience led to the right solutions for the pipeline routing and pumping issues, and exceeded our client’s expectations.

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