Water & Wastewater Projects
SMC has successfully completed a considerable number of surveying and mapping projects involving water and wastewater facility design. In keeping with the company’s underlying philosophy, “the key to accurate surveying and mapping still lies in the skillful use of the right instruments and techniques guided by seasoned judgment”, SMC’s Project Director will meet with prospective clients to discuss the proposed project in detail to determine the requirements necessary to meet the accuracy standards for the project. When possible, SMC will use a municipality’s already developed base mapping. If the base mapping cannot support the accuracy requirements for a particular project, SMC’s technical staff will employ its collective experience, skill and seasoned judgment to develop the appropriate surveying and mapping techniques to be used. Turnkey aerial survey services or mobile LiDAR can be provided and supplemented with field surveys to capture data relevant to the design of a particular project.
For some projects, it may be appropriate to conduct conventional field surveys to locate the required data. For these occasions, SMC’s staff will utilize robotic “total” station instruments and/or real-time GPS to locate buildings, walks, edges of pavement, walls, fences and other details in addition to the location of surface evidence of utilities, determination of sill elevations of houses when required and the location of wetland flags.
Following the preliminary design effort, SMC’s staff can provide value added services with the preparation of easement and/or taking plans in accordance with local requirements. A further value added service, provided by SMC, is the staking of easements and/or property lines during the construction phase of a project.