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water quality

Barr’s water quality experts help clients assess, improve, and maintain water quality. Working with watershed districts, local and federal agencies, and private clients, Barr conducts a wide range of water quality projects, from TMDL studies—designed to help impaired water bodies meet environmental standards—to best management practices that mitigate pollution. Whether the project calls for detailed lab analysis or large-scale modeling, Barr’s scientists seek to accommodate both nature and industry to ensure the long-term health of lakes, rivers, and streams.
our service specialties include:
  • best management practices (BMPS)
  • biological indicator organisms
  • ecological use classification (EUC)
  • hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • runoff treatment
  • sampling and lab analysis
  • shoreland restoration
  • stakeholder involvement
  • strategic lake-management plans (SLMP)
  • total maximum daily load (TMDL)
  • use-attainability analysis (UAA)
  • wastewater impact statements