Environmental Hydrogeology

Hydrogeology is relevant to nearly every service SoundEarth provides. Our hydrogeologists develop and interpret data to perform a range of services, such as dewatering analysis, settling during construction, thermal monitoring in sensitive receptors (trout streams), sophisticated numerical modeling and statistical analysis, and pinpointing the technical and regulatory issues for groundwater quality.

Our tools include the latest in geographic information and web-based data systems, including a suite of data interpretation products, ranging from ESRI’s Spatial Analyst to Rockworks. We also use geospatial data statistics to evaluate existing site information and identify remaining data gaps.

Modeling and assessing fate and transport of chemicals is a core expertise at SoundEarth. After gathering field data, we use software tools to characterize the hydrogeological conditions at contaminated sites and quantify environmental impacts to soil, air, and water. These software tools include our own models of chemical and groundwater fate and transport, as well as public domain codes such as ATRANS and MT3DMS (to simulate advection, dispersion, and chemical reactions of dissolved constituents and to develop 3-D solutions to transport), the USEPA’s HELP model (for use in landfill design and to predict leachate production), and Johnson-Ettinger’s indoor air model (to estimate vapor intrusion into buildings).

Hazardous Material Surveys

SoundEarth provides a full suite of hazardous materials services, including testing and management of asbestos, lead-containing paint, and other consulting support for building remodeling, demolition, or property transaction. Our team is experienced in handling a variety of environmental concerns encountered in industrial, commercial, and residential building environments.

UST Assessments

Large-scale UST closure and associated excavation projects call for extensive environmental and health and safety experience. SoundEarth provides consulting services for dozens of former and active retail service stations and bulk fuel terminals. From historical site research to rigorous remedial investigation and feasibility studies, our team possesses the diverse experience and skills required to tackle often complex underground storage tank sites and bring them to closure.

Stormwater Management & Compliance

SoundEarth provides a wide range of stormwater services. We assist clients with worksite compliance throughout the construction phase, and design and implement pollution prevention and control plans to ensure ongoing site compliance with federal, state, and local regulations after construction.

SoundEarth specializes in industrial stormwater management with teams of our field technicians are experienced in specialized sampling methodologies; our engineers design and build advanced treatment systems; and our project managers implement effective BMP maintenance programs. Our comprehensive approach to stormwater programs helps our clients achieve cost reductions and increased efficiencies.