CAPACCIO has a wealth of experience working for colleges, universities, schools and institutions with a variety of environmental, health, safety and engineering needs. From providing on-site environmental compliance services, to providing engineering services to upgrade drinking fountains, wastewater treatment design, stormwater management, SPCC plans, sewer permitting and mercury removal, the services we offer to this sector are broad.

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Below is a sampling of just some of the projects we have performed for this industry. For more information on our services and experience, please contact Jeff Briggs at 508.970.0033 ext. 120.


CAPACCIO has assisted a private secondary school for three years with the development and maintenance its environmental management program (EMP) for two Massachusetts sites. This includes periodic site visits, specifically, a six hour site visit once each month. Read More


For a Massachusetts secondary school, CAPACCIO prepared two oil spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plans for two school campuses. Each plan identified the oil storage locations, potential path of flow, and response measures. Several storage locations required the construction of a containment structures. For each location, CAPACCIO provided a conceptual design drawing for containment, which was used by the school to contract a mason to construct the containment. Read More


CAPACCIO assisted a private university with the removal of two 10,000-gallon single-walled fuel oil Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and replacement with a single 10,000-gallon double-walled UST. Read More


CAPACCIO assisted a state university with developing and implementing a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) as part of its Municipal Segregated Stormwater System (MS4) National Pollutant Elimination Discharge System (NPDES) permit. Read More


CCAPACCIO completed a chilled water system piping corrosion and remediation study at a major university located in Boston by assisting the client with cost-effectively replacing aging system components. CAPACCIO conducted inspections and thickness tests on a representative number of pipe segments to evaluate pipe wall thickness. Read More


To promote economic growth in the biomedical research field, the university worked with the town to develop a 100 acre site owned by the university for biomedical research. The town rezoned the area and approved the development plans; however, concerns over sewer capacity were limiting the growth potential. Read More


A Massachusetts University had the drinking water from several fountains tested at a multi-floor academic building and found elevated levels of copper and lead. The drinking water at this facility was supplied to each fountain as part of a re-circulating distribution loop, which was operated and maintained by the building owner. Read More


CAPACCIO provided a school of dental medicine with design and construction services for the replacement of several aging vacuum collection tanks. The original vacuum system was constructed of a galvanized steel vacuum piping system connected to a series of galvanized collection tanks. Read More


CAPACCIO prepared local and state sewer use permit applications for a new regional biosafety laboratory (RBL) for a major Boston-based university. Due to local interest in the RBL, CAPACCIO and university representatives met with the local sewer commissioners and the superintendent of sewers on several occasions to discuss the scope and nature of the project. Read More


CAPACCIO assisted a local secondary school with assessing and closing a number of floor drains under the underground injection well program. Our work included extensive investigation including flow testing, dye testing and closed circuit television (CCTV) inspections to identify the discharge location for each drain. CAPACCIO developed a floor drain inventory and prepared site plans for use in closure planning. CAPACCIO coordinated with the school, the MassDEP, and a local plumbing inspector to prepare and submit the applicable forms for approval prior to floor drain closure: Form WS-1, Notice of Plumbing Inspector Approval to Seal Floor Drain and a “UIC Class V Well Pre-Closure Notification Form” (BRP-WS-06d) for each well or group of wells proposed for closure. CAPACCIO also prepared an area application to register ground water discharges.


CAPACCIO has made the following presentations related to this industry. If you would like a PDF copy of any of these presentations, please contact us.

  • MassBio - An Approach To Sustainability That You'll Want To Hear (2011) View Video
  • NEWEA - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Waste - Impacts on Local Sewer Collection and Treatment Systems (2010) By Wayne Bates, PhD, PE and Chris Walton, PE
  • NEWEA - Balancing Energy and Water Use - When Considering Water Reuse Options (2010) By Wayne Bates, PhD, PE
  • WEF - Industrial Wastewater Aeration and Energy Conservation (2009) By Wayne Bates, PhD, PE
  • For a listing of all recent presentations - click here.


"Capaccio has consistently provided the professional assistance needed to achieve the school's environmental goals and to complete annual compliance reporting. Their staff is highly professional and provides exactly the level of assistance we need. Congratulations on this 20 year anniversary."

- Landmark University

"Since the firm's beginning 20 years ago, I have used CAPACCIO for projects like stormwater, LSP services and air quality, and have always been very comfortable and happy with the results. Any project i have thrown their way has been thorough, completed on time, and at a cost effective price."

- Worcester State University


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