Lancaster, Massachusetts

OWNER: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance

ENGINEER: Watermark Environmental, Inc.


CONTRACT DATES: Aug 2021 – Dec 2021

The DCAMM Lancaster Surplus Property consists of over 80 acres and was formerly occupied by the Lancaster Industrial School for Girls, the first reform school for girls in North America. After closing the school in 1975, the property became home to the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Lancaster from 1976-2002 and is now owned and managed by DCAMM.

BHE was contract by DCAMM to remove a 20,000-gallon Underground Storage Tank adjacent to a former power plant building.

As most of the work area was within the 100-foot buffer of a wetland, BHE completed the excavation with extensive erosion and sediment controls within limited workspace. Maintaining the work schedule was crucial due to the close proximity to the wetlands, impacted soil, and the deteriorating condition of the UST.

“…BHE, once again, many thanks for a job well done on a time-critical, tight schedule project. DCAMM greatly appreciated your level of professionalism, attention to detail and the ability to address minor changes in the work on the fly.”

James B. Matz, LSP, PG, DCAMM Project Manager