Massachusetts Dam Safety Compliance Services Inspections, Planning, Permitting and Design

LEI’s dam engineering experience covers a wide range of project sizes and scopes of work. Located in Boylston, for example, the Mount Pleasant Country Club’s irrigation water source was lost due to a failing low-level outlet. LEI provided rapid design and permitting services to correct the problem and assisted through construction completion.

A private dam owner in Sutton, Massachusetts, received a Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) dam safety order to repair her dam. LEI was able to secure a waiver from the low-level outlet requirement and design a spillway replacement in a cost-effective manner such that the owner was able to afford the construction.

Horse Pond Dam, a large earthen structure in North Brookfield which impounds a drinking water reservoir, required seepage control, stability improvements, replacement of the low-level outlet control and reconstruction of the primary spillway. LEI provided complete design, permitting, funding assistance and construction administration to bring this dam into regulatory compliance.

In addition to design and construction administration, LEI has produced numerous dam-related reports including complete and truncated emergency action plans (EAPs), hazard reclassification requests, Phase I and Phase II reports and evaluations, dam size reduction requests, and feasibility studies.

Summit Pond Dam (top right):

Reconstruct Spillway & Crest; Construction Cost = $50,000

Design, Permit, Inspect, and Construction Administration; Engineering Fee = $26,400

Mount Pleasant Country Club Dam (center right):

Reconstruct Low Level Outlet and Intake Tower; Construction Cost = $160,000

Design, Permit, Inspect, and Construction Administration; Engineering Fee = $24,500

Horse Pond Dam (bottom right):

Reconstruct Low Level Outlet, Spillway and New Toe Buttress; Construction Cost = $925,000

Design, Funding, Permit, Inspect, and Construction Administration; Engineering Fee = $198,000

 

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