Regulatory Consulting

drippingCity of Austin, Texas
CES has provided consulting services to the City of Austin on a variety of decentralized and alternative wastewater collection systems projects and programs during the past eight years including: Developing language and recommendations for local ordinances and policies related to construction standards and management of OSSF’s; development of City standards for alternative wastewater collection systems; review on behalf of the City’s WWW Utility of development proposals for decentralized wastewater systems and alternative collection systems; participation on the City’s Smart Growth task force; and assistance to Council members in negotiating contracts with surrounding communities for the type of wastewater service provided by the City.  Read More…

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 3.40.16 PMFairfax County, Virginia
CES provided regulatory consulting services as a sub-consultant to an east coast firm (AW-AWM) on this project.

Services included review of current program policies, resources and staffing needs; review of current onsite systems problems and performance needs/issues, development of inspection, operation and maintenance needs for approved methods of treatment and effluent dispersal in the County; and participation in report-writing to the county on phases of the project work.

pic7The United States Virgin Islands
CES developed island-wide systems effluent quality and performance standards for decentralized wastewater systems for the Government of the USVI.

Work products included site/soils evaluation procedures and guidance information; systems sizing criteria; detailed design and construction standards; recommendations for regulatory inspections and monitoring frequency and procedures; and recommendations for systems operation, maintenance and reporting requirements.