President of Environmental Services Company in NJ Recommends Innovative Filters to Protect Waterways

Flexstorm Water Filter

John Ragan, PE, PP President of The Entech Group, Inc., has presented NJ town officials with an innovative Flexstorm filter idea to help protect waterways in Randolph.  The president of NJ environmental services company introduced the filters for a pilot program aimed at preventing road materials, leaves and litter from making their way to Shongum Lake.  Ragan is also an engineering consultant to the Shongum Lake Property Owners Association (SLPOA).

The dam at Shongum Lake was designed by The Entech Group Inc., however, residents are still concerned about pollutants reaching the waterways.  Ragan has suggested a pilot program to the town of Randolph to test out the filters ability to block debris from entering waterways.  The pilot program will strategically place Flexstorm filters and monitor their effectiveness.

Township manager, John Lovell, hopes the filters will preserve the life of Shongum Lake and prevent runoff problems during pipe repairs.

According to Ragan, the township has already purchased some of the filters, and if all goes well, they hope to expand the program.

About John Ragan

At The Entech Group, Inc. Ragan has managed and directed business development, engineering, land use and planning, solar energy, construction and environmental services, and interaction with local, county, state and federal regulatory agencies.  He oversees the design, permitting, development, re-development, construction and maintenance/operation of various systems for a broad range of successful projects utilizing company professionals as well as teams of sub-consultants and contractors.  He is often called upon to provide expert opinions and testimony before numerous agencies, courts, government officials, corporate executives and the general public.

Environmental Services Company in NJ Recommends Property Buyers Sample Soil First

Oil Sampling

The Entech Group, Inc., a leading engineering and environmental services company in NJ, advises property buyers to conduct soil sampling on any property before taking ownership.  The responsibility for cleaning up contaminated sites in NJ rests solely upon the new property owner, regardless of what supporting documents the previous owner had presented.

The incidents of abandoned oil tanks in NJ are on the rise, and with these incidents come the possibility of contamination.  Even if the original property owner offered documents to show that a site had been properly decommissioned, the new property owners will still be responsible if contamination is later discovered.

To avoid the pitfalls of purchasing a home with contaminated soil, potential buyers can hire an environmental services company in NJ to perform the proper testing around any abandoned underground storage tank.

If a spill has ever occurred at the site, or if the tank has a leak, a soil sample test will detect this.  If that happens, responsibility to properly remediate the site before transfer of ownership will be on the seller’s shoulders.

Environmental Services Company in NJ Offers In Situ Remediation

If remediation is needed and there is no abandoned underground storage tank, The Entech Group can help accelerate the process of site remediation through in situ remediation for soil and groundwater remediation projects, one of the newest and most cost effective alternate remediation methods and solutions. In situ remediation treats pollution “in place”, below the ground surface and without significant disturbance. Physical extraction, biologic activity, chemical modification, or other processes are employed to remove, degrade or stabilize pollutants in soil and groundwater. In many instances, this result is accomplished through the introduction of substances into the subsurface of a site.

If the issue of an abandoned storage tank is present, working with The Entech Group and their Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) can help accelerate the removal process.

The environmental services company in NJ offers their own certified engineers, environmental scientists, OSHA certified and trained construction personnel and knowledgeable technicians.

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