A flooding solution with widespread benefits

By Don Mauldin, PE   Local governments across the country must make difficult decisions when approving public works projects because financial resources have become as precious as clean water. A project with layers of perks that extend beyond the scope of the initial problem are more likely to be funded by cities. Other single-solution projects are increasingly being postponed or … Read More

EPA Orders aren’t just for “Big Cities”

Assessing the Capacity of a Small Community’s Sanitary Sewer System by Lee Gentry, PE In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notified the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee (City), that it must upgrade its sanitary sewer system to eliminate sewer overflows.  The notice was a “tall order” indeed.  The major components of the Administrative Order were to: Document previous … Read More

Wastewater Pumping Stations: Out of sight, but not out of mind

By Steve Bostic. PE When was the last time you considered the wastewater infrastructure that operates behind the scenes in your city? Although these systems may operate well in the background, maintaining and updating the infrastructure is critical to preventing asset failure thereby better protecting public health and safety. It may be out of sight, but it shouldn’t be out … Read More


LDA Engineering recently hired Tim Jett as senior project manager to oversee projects and serve clients in the Knoxville, Morristown, Oak Ridge and Chattanooga markets. “Tim has more than 20 years of experience finding solutions for water-related issues,” said Jason Brooks, CEO of LDA Engineering. “His specialized background in wastewater sewer rehabilitations, as well as his skill in all areas … Read More