City of Baton Rouge SSO ProjectsGeolocation: 30.5694, -91.0969

The Baton Rouge Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Program has been created by the City of Baton Rouge to create affordable, constructible, and sustainable infrastructure improvements in response to a Consent Decree by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In order to implement this program quickly and efficiently, the City of Baton Rouge has contracted with numerous civil engineering firms to complete the engineering design and construction administration aspects of the projects. Terracon has been selected as a sub-consultant on several of these SSO Program projects in both a geotechnical and an environmental capacity. The geotechnical services for these projects have been comprehensive, including: soil borings and cone penetrometer test probes completed to depths ranging from 10 to 80 feet below ground surface, piezometer installation to measure groundwater levels at the location of new and replacement pump stations, and geotechnical reports detailing engineering recommendations related to pump station, gravity line, and force main design and construction. Terracon's environmental services on these projects have included Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), informal biological assessments, wetlands delineations, FCC NEPA surveys, cultural resources surveys, and environmental assessments.

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA


Associated Office

Baton RougeGeolocation: 30.4279, -91.0076
The Baton Rouge office is an evolution of a geotechnical and geoenvironmental practice started more than 25 years ago. In 1985, Victor Donald, P.E., joined Ware Lind Engineers to start its first branch office. Ware Lind was a geotechnical engineering firm established in 1961 in Jackson, Miss. Taking a 12-month lease in a 1,500 square foot office warehouse, the office grew to more than 30 staff within five years. In the early 90s the firm became Aquaterra Engineering, Inc., as a result of an acquisition by a Fortune 500 company. From the time of this acquisition until 2000, the firm performed…