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Burke Mountain Resort Study for Wastewater Disposal System Expansion
Burke, VT

Stantec selected VHB to conduct a comprehensive hydrogeologic study to assess existing conditions and the potential for wastewater disposal expansion at Burke Mountain Resort as part of the resort’s Master Plan development. We are permitting these sites under Vermont’s Indirect Discharge program, which requires analysis of the impact of land-based wastewater disposal to the surface waters that ultimately receive the underground flow of the effluent.

VHB performed site characterization tasks, from initial screening and selection of candidate sites, through hydrogeologic testing and mapping of the selected sites, to water quality evaluation and assistance with engineering design. We advised our client regarding the acquisition of additional properties to purchase for wastewater disposal sites and regarding the design and performance goals for a new wastewater treatment plant. Our studies identified over 250,000 gallons per day of wastewater disposal capacity from in-ground leachfields and spray disposal areas, including expanding the capacity of the resort’s currently approved leachfields and identifying new sites.

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Services included evaluation of existing leachfields for capacity expansion; seasonal high water table monitoring; and biological and chemical monitoring of receiving streams
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