Ott Consulting Inc. Celebrates 15 Years of Service

In October 2003, Jeffrey L. Ott, P.E. started Ott Consulting Inc. (OCI) with Reynold E. Petre III, P.L.S.  In 2006, they purchased East Penn Engineering in the Slate Belt to expand their services into the Slate Belt and Pocono areas.  OCI currently has an office in Zionsville, PA and Bangor, PA.  We provide civil engineering, environmental engineering, site design, surveying, landscape architecture, sewage enforcement, aerial data capture using our UAS (drone) and geographic information system services to municipal, private, and institutional clients.

Since opening our office almost 15 years ago, we have been appointed by Washington Township, Plainfield Township, Bangor Borough, and East Bangor Borough in Northampton County as well as Upper Milford Township and Alburtis Borough in Lehigh County as their Municipal Engineer.    We have also been appointed as the Alternate Municipal Engineer for Portland Borough and Wind Gap Borough in Northampton County and Hamilton Township in Monroe County, and engineer for the Roseto Borough Sewer Authority. Our municipal services include the preparation and review of various site plans, code enforcement, construction observation, sewage enforcement, application reviews, and infrastructure improvements.  OCI also performs site inspections, roadway pavement design, sanitary sewer inflow/infiltration studies, environmental permitting, PennDOT permitting, MS4 and stormwater management permitting, park planning, regulatory signage and testing.    With the recent opening of our expanded office in Bangor, we anticipate extending our services into the Pocono Region.

Over the past 15 years, Ott Consulting, Inc. has prepared design and construction plans for various residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects throughout the Lehigh Valley, the Slate Belt and beyond.  Some of our most notable projects include the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, the Weis Market in Forks Township, the new Faulkner Dealership facility on Stoke Park Road, the six-story Hyatt Place Hotel in the city of Bethlehem, a nine-story parking garage in the city of Allentown as well as several projects at the Saucon Valley Country Club.  We also contracted with PPL Utilities to perform survey, design, construction observation, and as-built plans for many of their Service Center parking lot rehabilitations and expansion projects. 

Recently, we completed land development plans and permitting for a two-story, 80,500-square-foot transitional care facility and a five-story, 111-room hotel and banquet center, both located at the former Center Valley Club in Stabler Corporate Center. We also provided construction survey services for a new 1.1 million-square-foot manufacturing/distribution facility on an 800-acre parcel in the Chrin Commerce Centre, and prepared land development plans for the expansion of an existing restaurant along Route 378 in Saucon Valley.  More recently, we have entered into a contract with UGI to provide survey and design services.

As Ott Consulting Inc. looks forward to another 15 years of service, we anticipate growing the firm to meet the rising needs of our clients.  As we have done for the past 15 years, we will continue to provide excellent service with a personal touch. 

http://www.otteng.com/ott-consulting-inc-celebrates-15-years-of-service/

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Borough of Roseto Sanitary Sewer Inventory

In 2016, Ott Consulting entered into a contract with the Roseto Borough Sewer Authority, Northampton County, to provide engineering and survey services required for the maintenance and operation of the Borough’s sewer system.  These services were essential to the Borough’s Sewer Authority providing critical detail documentation of all system facilities. Our first responsibility involved our survey team locating each manhole in the sanitary sewer system and collecting elevation data for the rim elevation and the invert elevation in the middle of the flow channel.  From these surveys, we prepared an overall system map in addition to as-built plans and profiles for each sanitary sewer main. 

As a result of a Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) grant application prepared in 2016, working with the Borough Sewer Authority, Ott Consulting assisted in preparing a detailed contract for sanitary sewer cleaning and televise/manhole rehabilitation of the borough-wide sanitary sewer system. Project tasks that were performed during 2018 included cleaning and televising the sewer mains in the entire system with reports, manhole inspections with reports, chemical root removal, and test & grout seal joints.

In coordination with engineering services and improvements to the sewer system, OCI prepared a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) plan as a management tool to assist the Borough in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the sanitary sewer system.  All inventoried location reports and CCTV videos have been linked to their respective points or lines in an ArcReader project.  In addition, OCI used a GoPro Camera mounted to a vehicle to collect at-grade videos along each pipe run.  

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Zionsville, PA
5831 Kings Highway South
Zionsville, PA 18092
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/borough-of-roseto-sanitary-sewer-inventory/

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June 30th UMLF Twp EAC Clean-Up

On June 30th, Jeffrey L. Ott, P.E., M.B.A., S.E.O., President of Ott Consulting Inc., joined the Joint Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) of Upper Milford Township and the Borough of Emmaus in a clean-up of the riparian buffer area located behind the Emmaus Public Library. The clean-up effort involved removing invasive plants and debris along the buffer at the stream between Chestnut Street and Ridge Street.

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Ott said, “Our firm finds great satisfaction in volunteering to support the communities we serve. We look forward to our next opportunity to assist our neighbors in worthy causes such as the Joint EAC.”

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Zionsville, PA
5831 Kings Highway South
Zionsville, PA 18092
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/june-30th-umlf-twp-eac-clean-up/

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Alburtis MS4 Public Outreach Program Presentation

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Jeffrey L. Ott, PE, MBA, President of Ott Consulting Inc.Jeffrey L. Ott, the Borough Engineer for Alburtis Borough, presented information regarding the Borough’s stormwater management system, a part of a MS4 Public Outreach Program. Stormwater regulations associated with the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) are administered under the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. The MS4 program focuses on managing discharges into the waters of the region through education and implementation of proper control measures and best management practices (BMPs). Mr. Ott discussed the goals and requirements of the MS4 program.

Mr. Ott presented the MS4 Storm Sewer System mapping and provided background on the firm’s activities over the past year. Secondly, Mr. Ott discussed the Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) requirements. The PRPs require existing pollutant load calculations. A specific load reduction must be accomplished within a 2018-2023 permit term. The preparation of a PRP also involves the mapping of drainage areas, reducing loads by existing BMPs, identifying required load reductions and locating planned BMPs.

The specific goal of the PRP Plan in the Borough of Alburtis is to reduce siltation in the Swabia Creek and the Little Lehigh Creek. The proposed PRP Plan consists of two options: streambank restoration along a portion of the Swabia Creek to the east of Glenn’s Woods development and/or a vegetated open channel on Maple Court, on a Borough owned parcel between Glenn’s Woods development and the railroad tracks.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Zionsville, PA
5831 Kings Highway South
Zionsville, PA 18092
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/alburtis-ms4-public-outreach-program-presentation/

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Washington Township MS4 Presentation

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Jeffrey L. Ott, PE, MBA, President of Ott Consulting Inc., the Township Engineer for Washington Township, presented information regarding the Township’s stormwater management system, a part of a MS4 Public Outreach Program. Stormwater regulations associated with the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) are administered under the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program.

The MS4 program focuses on managing discharges into the waters of the region through education and implementation of proper control measures and best management practices (BMPs). Mr. Ott discussed the goals and requirements of the MS4 program.

The primary focus of his presentation was to discuss the six minimum control measures required. These requirements include public education and outreach on stormwater impacts (BMPs), public involvement/participation, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site runoff control, post-construction stormwater management, and pollution prevention/good housekeeping.

Secondly, Mr. Ott reviewed the Ordinance requirements that every MS4 permittee must enact which: is consistent with DEP’s 2013 model ordinance or DEP’s 2022 model ordinance, or is from an Act 167 plan that was approved by DEP in 2005 of later, or meets the requirements in DEP’s Stormwater Management Ordinance checklist. Lastly, Mr. Ott discussed the Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) requirements, which must be addressed. The PRPs require existing pollutant load calculations. A specific load reduction must be accomplished within a 2018-2023 permit term.

The preparation of a PRP also involves the mapping of drainage areas, reducing loads by existing BMPs, identifying required load reductions and locating planned BMPs.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Zionsville, PA
5831 Kings Highway South
Zionsville, PA 18092
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/washington-township-ms4-presentation/

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Alburtis Borough DCED PA Small Water & Sewer Grant Awarded

Alburtis Borough – DCED PA Small Water & Sewer Grant – successful grant application

Ott Consulting Inc. recently prepared a successful application to the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a small water & sewer grant. The DCED awarded the Borough of Alburtis a grant in the amount of $300,000. Ott Consulting Inc. is spearheading the preparation of plans for a sanitary sewer rehabilitation project which includes rehabilitation of sewer lines, laterals and manholes within the Borough of Alburtis.

The project is a continuance of the Inflow & Infiltration (I&I) reduction program, which aims to reduce the I&I issues by systematic rehabilitation and replacement within the Borough. The intent of the project is to seal leaking pipes and manholes and address structural concerns primarily by rehabilitation efforts. The results of these investigations will identify the appropriate rehabilitation technique. The rehabilitation project is scheduled for summer 2018.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Zionsville, PA
5831 Kings Highway South
Zionsville, PA 18092
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/alburtis-borough-dced-pa-small-water-sewer-grant-awarded/

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Borough of East Bangor LSA Program Grant

Ott Consulting Inc. aided the Borough of East Bangor in obtaining the necessary funding through an LSA Program Grant for a Stormwater Remediation Project along North Broad Street.

Borough-of-East-Bangor--150x150.jpgThe awarding of this grant will allow the rehabilitation of the existing, collapsing system, thereby mitigating hazards for public and private property in the area by properly managing the stormwater runoff and eliminating the damaging erosive conditions.

OCI supported the application of the grant in an effort to protect the natural resources of the area and the health, safety and welfare of the citizens within the Borough.

OCI is currently finalizing the contract documents for bidding and construction.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Emmaus, PA
222 Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
187 Blue Valley Drive
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/borough-of-east-bangor-lsa-program-grant/

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