Zoning: When, Where, Why, & How

Have you ever had a dream crushed by a Zoning Ordinance? Have you ever wondered what brought all these wonderfully specific laws into play? Legend has it; we owe it all the Equitable Building. The Equitable Building, designed by Ernest R. Graham located at 120...

Zoning: When, Where, Why, & How

Have you ever had a dream crushed by a Zoning Ordinance? Have you ever wondered what brought all these wonderfully specific laws into play? Legend has it; we owe it all the Equitable Building. The Equitable Building, designed by Ernest R. Graham located at 120...

Golden State Mandate

In our line of work, we deal with countless municipal regulations that dictate everything from the footprint of a house to the type of sewage disposal method. Although we can achieve credits with certain regulatory entities by incorporating solar panels into the...

What are sinkholes and how do they form?

Ever wonder how a sinkhole can seemingly appear out of nowhere and swallow up people’s cars or homes in minutes? Turns out, the makeup of the dirt beneath your feet plays a large part in the creation of these sinkholes. We’ve seen this problem start to occur more...

Ordinance Autopsy

“clear”,   "clear",  This is the sound of a land development project being burned by a section of the ordinance that lacks common sense or could use some remediation.  If you’ve worked in this industry long enough you have experienced one of these first-hand.  I think...

How to be Stormwater Smart

Urban stormwater runoff pollution is a problem that has no boundaries, however, neither does the solution.   WHY IS STORMWATER A PROBLEM? Recently, DEP labeled approximately 19,000 miles of rivers and streams in Pennsylvania impaired for water supply, aquatic life,...

Engineering 101 – It’s not routine!

It seems all I do is complain these days when it comes to hiring. Well, some call it complaining, I call it…..” raising awareness ”. I think having a kid in college, unfortunately, has opened my eyes to things I didn’t dream of or have nightmares about actually. The...

DLHowell Stormwater Inspection Services

Whether it is a newer stormwater system that is required to be inspected every year by the local municipality, or an old basin that has been in your community for over 30 years, hiring D.L .Howell to perform a simple inspection of the basic components is a good idea.

John Rock Receives Final Approval

John Rock, Inc. received final approval from the Sadsbury Township Board of Supervisors to construct an 88,000 S.F. building. John Rock is one of the five largest pallet manufacturing plants in the United States.

What is a Limiting Zone?

Stormwater infiltration testing is required for projects that require stormwater management. In most cases, the infiltration rate computed by these tests are fine, but in some cases, testing doesn’t work due to limiting zones. A limiting zone is defined as the upper...

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