Contaminant Hydrogeology Services

contaminantAdvanced Land and Water, Inc. (ALWI) is an environmental consulting firm specializing in two complimentary practice areas: the environmental assessment of property to evaluate its physical condition and development/redevelopment suitability; and water resources exploration, development, management and protection. Our company has earned a reputation for providing innovative and cost-effective environmental solutions by combining sound scientific study criteria with economic, environmental, and community considerations.

As a corporate philosophy, our professional efforts are focused on protecting the environment, for the betterment of public health and welfare. We are accustomed to working under circumstances of stringent timelines, fixed budgets and strict confidentiality requirements. These three elements often are central in planning and executing environmental evaluations of real estate known or suspected of being contaminated both naturally and anthropogenically. Such environmental evaluations are often but not exclusively intrinsic to real estate transactions and related land condition feasibility assessments.

ALWI’s professional staff has completed over a thousand environmental assessments, subsurface hydrogeologic investigations, forensic environmental investigations and environmental remediation designs. We have evaluated properties and supported pending real estate transactions for commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and agricultural land across Maryland and neighboring stated. Our staff has performed similar work throughout the eastern and central United States, and maintains appropriate licensure in Maryland and many neighboring jurisdictions.

We offer the following specific contaminant hydrogeology services:

  • Tracer tests and studies
  • Hydrogeologic risk evaluations
  • Contaminant fate and transport assessments including predictions supported by both analytical and numerical groundwater flow modeling; and
  • Groundwater – Surface water interaction evaluations

Predictions of whether (and to what degree) new or increased withdrawals from water supply wells will come to entrain contaminants from impaired properties have become a particular specialty.

Our environmental site assessment (ESA) and related contaminant hydrogeology work has met or exceeded applicable standards published by American Society for Testing and Materials, other industry and professional organizations, and federal and state regulatory agencies. In addition to ESAs and related field investigations, ALWI consults for clients nationwide on a wide range of technical, managerial and loss prevention aspects of environmental assessment, forensic environmental testing, contaminant hydrogeology regulatory compliance, remediation and site closure. That our President is a past senior employee of an MDE predecessor agency further enhances our capability to serve as a regulatory coordinator as well as technical expert.

We possess the required experience and expertise to perform environmental assessments and related testing and consulting and regulatory services. If it becomes necessary to design and install engineered solutions, our relationships with qualified specialists will help get the needed work performed competently and cost-effectively. We have management and organizational systems in place to complete all needed work well within the budget and timetable constraints typically required of environmental projects.

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