Located in Maryland and Delaware, the historic Chesapeake and Delaware Canal provides an important alternate route to the Port of Baltimore from the Atlantic Ocean. The Canal is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The responsibility for dredging the Canal and approach channels, and placement of those sediments is the responsibility of the Corps' Philadelphia District. Several Maryland communities have expressed concerns about the impact on private drinking wells from the dredged material placement sites along the Canal's Maryland shores.
As the need to reactivate Corps placement sites known as Pearce Creek and Courthouse Point developed, EcoLogix Group was engaged to assist the Port in developing a strategy for working with community stakeholders as well as assisting in the process by which technical challenges would be addressed. In this role EcoLogix Group provides project management services, and is actively engaged in developing the agreements and obtaining the permits needed to implement a new public water supply for local residents. This role includes time-sensitive coordination between the State of Maryland, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, county government and municipal government officials in reaching agreement on the implementation of a new water system and reactivation of the dredged material placement sites.