August 30, 2017

Water and Sewer

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Sci-Tek has been providing services for the water and wastewater treatment and collection industry for over 20 years for municipal authorities in the Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Louisville areas. Annually, more than 60% of Sci-Tek’s revenue is generated from water and wastewater treatment plant engineering and planning projects. The services we can provide include:


  • Water Resources Engineering and Planning
  • Storm & Sanitary Sewer and Water Main Design and Rehabilitation
  • Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning and Engineering
  • Site Civil Design
  • Hydraulic & Hydrologic Modeling and Analysis
  • Permitting
  • Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation
  • Geotechnical Exploration, Design, and Analysis
  • Construction Inspection and Administration


  • Topographic and Boundary Surveys
  • Right of Way, Easement and ALTA Land Title Surveys
  • Aerial Control, Wetland, and As-Built Surveys
  • Deed Research and Legal Descriptions
  • Construction Stakeout


Four Mile Run GSI

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

Four Mile Run encompasses Schenley Park and several Pittsburgh neighborhoods including Greenfield, Hazelwood, Oakland, and Squirrel Hill. The Four Mile Run stormwater improvement project will capture and route the flow of stormwater through a naturalized surface channel that will generally follow the path of the historic streams that formed Four Mile Run from Panther Hollow Lake to the Monongahela River. For this project, Sci-Tek is providing flow monitoring coordination, site explorations, and permitting services.

Sci-Tek is providing water resources engineering and analysis services in support of hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) modeling, sewer flow and precipitation data analyses, and tracking systems support.  H&H models are used to estimate runoff and infiltration and inflow from the areas of the City of Philadelphia served by combined and separate sanitary sewer systems and to simulate the conveyance system carrying the flow. The models also help with studying the combined sewage quality and quantity reaching the Water Pollution Control Plants and overflowing to the receiving water bodies.

ALCOSAN is undertaking the transfer of various pump station and equalization facilities under its Regionalization effort. These pump stations and equalization tanks have undergone a facility assessment to identify operational status, condition, safety concerns and capital improvement needs.  Three pumping facilities have been identified for rehabilitation and include Brush Run Pump Station in Upper Saint Clair, Herbst Hollow Pump Station, in Kennedy Township, and Oakdale Pump Station in Oakdale. As a subconsultant to Gannett Fleming, Sci-Tek is providing the surveying, geotechnical engineering, and environmental consulting services.