Category Archives: Commercial

Wastewater Discharge Sampling and Reporting

Food Manufacturing Facility Northeast, Massachusetts Watermark provided wastewater discharge sampling, reporting and permitting services for the facility’s discharge permit compliance program. The project required close coordination with the City’s Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW).  Sampling was comprised of both grab and composite samples, utilizing an ISCO Auto Sampler and conducted on a monthly basis in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Industrial User Wastewater Discharge Permit.  Watermark reviewed analytical results and compared them to acceptable discharge concentrations. Monthly reports were prepared on the results of the wastewater sampling and the daily total flow records through both outfalls, as…

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Groundwater Treatment Plant Operations and Maintenance

Fortune 500 Company Watermark was awarded a contract to provide licensed industrial wastewater treatment operators (Grade 4I) and additional support staff as necessary for the Operation &Maintenance, Long Term Monitoring, and optimization of the on-site groundwater and soil remediation system.  This project involved active groundwater and soil vapor extraction and on-site physical/chemical treatment to remove contaminants from groundwater and soil prior to discharging to the stormwater system. The source of the contamination was attributed primarily to an unleaded gasoline pipeline release at the petroleum distribution facility.  Also contributing to the contamination was the accidental overfilling of a diesel fuel underground…

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Locker Room Addition

General Mills/Yoplait Methuen, Massachusetts Watermark was awarded a contract from General Mills/Yoplait to expand their facility by designing and building a locker room adjacent to the existing Locker Room and Café at the southwest corner of the building. The design of the new addition included architectural, structural, and civil site drawings as necessary to detail the building.  The project site was in a Flood Plain Zone which necessitated inclusion of a compensatory flood storage area in the design.  Watermark was responsible for securing all necessary permits. Watermark constructed a new 800 square foot addition, concrete slab on grade room.  Construction…

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Legacy Project Design and Engineering

Lowell General Hospital Lowell, Massachusetts Watermark was retained by Lowell General Hospital and RTKL Architects to prepare schematic designs and construction documents for $90M Legacy Project.  Prior planning for the Oncology Center, fifteen years earlier, allowed for the expansion with only minor modifications to the stormwater management system.  After the completion of the Oncology Center, Watermark created a new Planned Development Medical Institution zoning district and campus Master Plan that set the stage for the Legacy Project some ten years later.  The project was a fast track design and construction project that required an accelerated engineering effort in order to…

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Environmental Due Diligence

Various Locations, Massachusetts Watermark was awarded Master Services Agreements (MSA’s) with several financial institutions including banks and credit unions (Confidential Clients). As part of these MSA’s, Watermark routinely performed environmental due diligence services to support property transfers, refinancing and/or bankruptcy proceedings. Properties assessed include commercial, industrial or residential properties. As part of the environmental due diligence services, Watermark conducted a thorough review of state and federal environmental databases and historic sources (fire insurance maps, aerial photographs, historic topographic maps, historic atlases and city stree t directories). Interviews with town officials (Assessor, Conservation Commission, Fire Department, Board of Health, Public Works,…

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