OCE Helps Judge LEGO Contest and Exhibit at the Bixby Memorial Free Library

Otter Creek Engineering was proud to support this year's LEGO Contest and Exhibit at the Bixby Memorial Free Library. This is the fifth year the Bixby Library and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes held the event, and OCE's own Robert M. Clark, P.E. presided as one of three [...]

OCE Assists the Town of Middlebury with Major Water Main Replacement Project, Secures Over $2 Million in Funding

Otter Creek Engineering has been working on a two-phase water system improvements project in the heart of historic downtown Middlebury.  This section of water main provides both potable water service in a critical business district and fire protection for the entire community. This main is particularly important because it acts [...]

OCE’s Natural Resource Ecologist Helps Form Vermont Association of Wetland Science

Over the last 6 months, OCE’s Natural Resources Ecologist, Mary Beth Poli, PWS, has been leading a group of about 20 dedicated Vermont wetland professionals in forming a new organization, the Vermont Association of Wetland Science (VAWS). A primary goal of VAWS is to provide Vermont-specific continuing education. The group [...]

OCE Thanks its 2022 Interns for a Productive Summer!

Every summer, OCE seeks interns for its East Middlebury office in order to support future generations of engineers and environmental scientists. In 2022, we were lucky enough to welcome two Environmental Engineering college students: Will Crawford, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute student, and Kaitlyn McNamara, an undergraduate at Clarkson University. The [...]

OCE Gives Presentation at NEIWPCC Nonpoint Source Conference

In 2022, The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission's (NEIWPCC) 32nd Annual Nonpoint Source (NPS) Conference was held April 27-28 in Woodstock, Vermont. NEIWPCC describes the conference as "a regional forum to share information on NPS pollution issues, research, and related projects." At this year's conference, one of OCE's [...]

OCE Helps Connect Bennington Residents to Municipal Water Following PFOA Contamination

Following the closure of a Teflon-coating plant, it was found that 60-70 residential wells in North Bennington had been contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic acids (PFOAs), ranging everywhere from trace amounts to a thousand parts per trillion (ppt)—Vermont’s standard is not to exceed 20  ppt. OCE produced a preliminary engineering report that [...]

OCE helps Lindale Mobile Home Park Secure over $1 Million for Wastewater System

Otter Creek Engineering is pleased to announce that it has helped the Addison County Community Trust secure funding for a new wastewater system at the Lindale Mobile Home Park, located off of Route 116 in Middlebury. OCE not only provided funding assistance but also has designed the new system and [...]

Otter Creek Engineering Promotes Brent F. Rakowski, P.E. to Vice President

We are excited to announce the promotion of Brent F. Rakowski, P.E. to Vice President and equity partner. Brent will continue to serve in his existing capacity as a senior project engineer while also taking on a leadership role within the firm to aid in the mentorship and development of [...]

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