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B.F. Environmental Consultants based in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Poconos region has been providing professional geological soils hydrogeological environmental consulting services since 1985. The company specializes in the following areas: hydrogeological and wastewater evaluations for siting land-based wastewater disposal systems; soils consulting (soil scientists), environmental monitoring, overseeing the siting, exploration, and development of community/ commercial water supply sources; environmental training/ professional training courses, and other environmental services.

Because of Mr. Oram background in Environmental Pollution Control and research on removal mechanisms for the parasitic protozoan Giardia, B.F. Environmental Consultants has been involved with developing Sourcewater Protection Plans, Private Well Ordinances, and Regional Watershed/ Groundwater Assessments. The company has provided expert testimony in the fields of environmental science, hydrology, on-lot wastewater disposal, and geology.  The company has also assisted in the evaluation and remediation of both private wells and regulated water sources.   

Major Completed Projects

Acid Mine Drainage Mineral Harvesting - Aiding in the 
geochemical evaluation, design, and operation of a 10+ million gallon per day harvesting and treatment system 

500,000 gpd - Forested Drip Irrigation System Developed hydraulic loading depths, design elements, operational periods, and conducted hydrogeological assessment.  

1.4 MGD gpd - Land-based wastewater disposal alternatives analysis and sizing for a seasonal spray irrigation wastewater treatment and disposal system and applications of water reuse through landscape irrigation, industrial use, drip irrigation, and forested irrigation.

360,000 gallon per week - Stormwater Management Spray Irrigation System for Low Impact Development.

Regional Baseline Water Eduation/ Testing Program - developing program, selecting parameters, and outreach program to educate citizens regarding Marcellus Shale.- "Getting the Waters Tested - The Marcellus Shale Factor", "Private Well Owner Education and Awareness Programs , Private Well Owner Survey (PA) with Radon in Water Testing (current web-based survey)- pdf version of survey", and Citizen Groundwater/Surfacewater Database at Wilkes University.

Geothermal - Evaluation and Rehabiliation of Exisitng Geothermal Systems and Developing Design Specifications for Geothermal Systems Using Mine Water in PA.

SRBC/ DRBC - Consumptive Water Withdrawal for Spring Water Development (> 100,000 gpd) - Consumptive Water Withdrawal for Golf Course Irrigaiton (> 100,000 gpd). Evaluation of Graywater Reuse for Golf Course Irrigation and Landscape Irrigation (Luzerne, Monroe, and Pike County).

Completing Preliminary and Detailed Hydrological Investigations, Nitrate Loading Evaluations, Groundwater modeling, and developing for groundwater monitoring plans for proposed spray irrigation, drip irrigation, and conventional large-volume land-based wastwater disposal systems (Design Flows ranging from 5,000 to over 1.5 MGD).

Wellhead Protection and Groundwater Capture Zone Analysis and Sourcewater Protection Plans for the development of water supply protection plan for Community Water Supplies in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Community Water Supply Development - Fracture Trace Analysis - Groundwater Resource Evaluations and Feasibility Studies in Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, and Wayne County. Production flows ranging from 10,000+ to over 1,500,000 gpd.

Act 537 Planning - Land-based and Hybrid Wastewater Disposal Alternative Analysis for
the Lake Carey Region- 446 EDUs, Susquehanna and Wyoming County, PA.

Spring Development Projects, Groundwater Sources and Hydrogeological Evaluations for Bottled Water Facilities ranging from 35 to over 200 gpm- Carbon, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Monroe, Susquehanna, Wyoming, and Pike County, PA , NY, and WV.

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