October 2, 2013

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Geosyntec Consultants Awarded Boston Stormwater Quality Evaluation Project

BOSTON, Ma. — The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) recently awarded a contract to a team led by Geosyntec Consultants to conduct a stormwater quality evaluation program in support of their NPDES Stormwater Phase I Permit. This is Geosyntec's first project with the BWSC and solidifies the firm's presence in the municipal stormwater market in the northeastern United States.

As part of the evaluation program, the Geosyntec team will conduct wet weather monitoring to evaluate the quality of stormwater discharges in three drainage areas and provide an assessment of impacts on three corresponding receiving waters in the city of Boston. A goal of the project is to understand the sources of contaminants that seem to be present at relatively elevated levels and develop appropriate management measures to mitigate them. In selecting the Geosyntec team, BWSC will benefit from the firm's dedicated stormwater engineers and scientists that can bring solutions and concepts from across the entire country. The firm brings many years of experience working with urban clients throughout the U.S. on solving complicated urban stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflow (CSO) problems.

Geosyntec has conducted numerous stormwater design and permitting projects with Massachusetts state agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Department of Fish and Game, and Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Geosyntec team includes subcontractors Stacey DePasquale Engineering, Inc., Eggleston Environmental, and CDW Consultants, which are all minority and/or women-owned businesses.