Hobomock Street Landfill

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Partnership

Environmental Partners was built on the core philosophy that a strict focus on client service through partnership creates added value for our clients.

What's New

Hobomock Street Landfill

Pembroke, Massachusetts

Overview

During the past three years, Environmental Partners Group, Inc. provided engineering design and construction services to close the Town's 19-acre landfill in the Town of Pembroke, MA. 

Summary of Scope

Since the 1990's, the Town of Pembroke had investigated various options to cap their landfill, while facing increasing pressure from State regulators to commence site closure.  In the summer of 2009, the Town hired Environmental Partners Group to assist them.  Within 18 months, Environmental Partners Group had drafted and submitted a Comprehensive Site Assessment (CSA) report, a Corrective Action Alternatives Analysis (CAAA), and a Corrective Action Design (CAD) for the landfill.  Additionally, Environmental Partners submitted a Project Evaluation Form (PEF) under the Clean Water Act State Revolving Fund (SRF) to enable to the Town to construct the $2.8 million project using an SRF loan.  The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection approved all submittals and placed the loan application on the 2011 Intended Use Plan.

The Corrective Action Design included four drainage basins, ~4,000 square feet of wetland replication, a 3-foot site-wide cap (including a 12-inch thick intermediate layer consisting of clay with a hydraulic conductivity of 1 x 10-5 cm/sec) and construction of a paved access road through the center of the landfill.  Construction commenced in the Spring of 2011 and was substantially completed by December of 2011 - on time and under budget.  Environmental Partners Group submitted the Closure Certification Report to the DEP, which approved it without comment.  In his final inspection walkthrough of the landfill in 2012, the DEP inspector stated, "in my 35 years of inspecting landfills, I would rank the overall construction of this landfill cap among the top two that I have inspected."