Tag: Grants

Environmental Remediation Doesn’t Have to Be a Headache

By Ben Peotter, PE If you have your eye on a property that may have contaminated soil, water, or vapors, a little research can go a long way in making sure you’re not blindsided by any necessary remediation work. But if cleanup is required, don’t let it scare you off. With a knowledgeable environmental consultant,… Read More »

Brownfields Aren’t Just a ‘Big City’ Problem

By Scott Wilson What is a Brownfield? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” In simpler terms, it’s a vacant or underused site, seen as a community eyesore,… Read More »

Grants, Loans Help Get Lead Out of Drinking Water

The tragedy in Flint, Michigan, has started a nationwide discussion about lead in drinking water, and news reports on the subject keep flowing. We wrote in a recent blog post about our engineers’ ability to help communities with water supply issues. When it comes to safe drinking water, getting the lead out can be a… Read More »