Client Name: Wolf Run Village, Inc.
Wolf Run Village is a housing development in Watford City, North Dakota. Existing infrastructure on the site included a former trucking company shop and office building, the former Great Northern Railway depot, which had been moved to the site by a plumbing company after the railroad abandoned its branchline to Watford City, and a city shop building. The property has been redeveloped with six apartment buildings and a daycare center.
During the Phase I ESA, environmental conditions were identified that justified additional investigation. TD&H Engineering performed a Phase II ESA targeting heavy metals and hydrocarbons. This was performed simultaneously with the geotechnical investigation, with the same geologist/engineer performing the field work and with many borings utilized for both environmental and geotechnical data acquisition. Asbestos and lead-based paint inspections of the buildings were performed in conjunction with the Phase II ESA and geotechnical investigation. This resulted in time and cost savings for our client. Asbestos abatement was completed in February of 2013. Excavation of diesel-impacted soil began late in 2012 but was halted by the onset of winter weather. TD&H Engineering completed closure soil sampling and obtained closure of the project from the North Dakota Department of Health on behalf of the owner in 2013. Wolf Run Village provides much-needed housing for teachers, law enforcement personnel, and residents in this oil boom community.