Town Engineer – Town of Queenstown, MD

RAUCH inc. serves as the Town Engineer to support projects for the Town of Queenstown, MD

While serving in this capacity, we have completed numerous stormwater and road improvement projects for the Town. As the Town’s public works engineer, we initiate, review and provide design input on all municipal construction projects. We also provide a comprehensive array of civil design services, including the review of all proposed new development projects for compliance with design standards and environmental regulations.

We work with the Town’s municipal public works staff to manage their extensive infrastructures, trouble shoot problems, establish budgets for maintenance and repairs and plan for their future expansion and replacement. RAUCH inc. is also responsible for the construction of new wastewater treatment and pumping systems, storm drain infrastructure, stormwater management planning and design, water and sanitary sewer infrastructure inventories, and the review and approval of capital management plans and new development plans. RAUCH inc. is responsible for the planning, design and construction of all bicycle and pedestrian routes within the Town of Queenstown, as approved by the Town of Queenstown and Maryland Department of Transportation.

Town Projects

  • Actively involved and an integral part in Town and developer negotiations for 3 major projects with over 10,000 lots. These projects involved roads, utilities and capital impact fees. RAUCH inc. represented the Town of Queenstown in the review of a 30 lot residential development project, Steam Boat Village. This residential development is being serviced by public sewer and water. RAUCH inc. ensured the project was designed within current standards and regulations and also administered proper stormwater management and sediment and erosion control for the project. At the request of the Town of Queenstown.
  • RAUCH inc. completed a drainage study for the existing wet pond located on the southeast side of Olde Point Lane to ascertain the storm water flood levels in the pond and outfall ditch during storm events and high intensity rain events.
  • Responsibility for the creation of the Town’s new WWTP including Project management, contract administration, permit processing, infrastructure design, capacity management reports and construction of the $11M plant dedicated to eliminating sources of municipal pollution to a nearby creek. Plant constructed to accommodate current and future wastewa ter flow.
  • Developed a GIS model for the town to map various water, wastewater & stormwater utility lines, fire hydrants, manholes, cleanouts and water meters currently existingwith the town.
  • Design and construction management of Del Rhodes Avenue Pumping Station, Water System and well building improvements.
  • Paving: Melvin & Aker Avenues
  • Water Model
  • Plans for new boardwalk and kayak launch



Specific Project Overview

Town of Queenstown, MD – 200,000 Gal. MBR Wastewater Treatment Plant, ENR Upgrade

The Town of Queenstown contracted RAUCH inc. for providing project management and contract administration services in the design of a new multi-million dollar 200,000 gallons per day ENR wastewater treatment plant to improve the quality of the treated wastewater from the Town of Queenstown. This dedicated plant assists in the elimination of municipal sources of pollution to the Little Queenstown Creek. This plant will accommodate the current and future wastewater flow for the Town, to include the seasonal disposal of treated wastewater to the Queenstown Harbor Golf Course. Close coordination with the contractor and sensitivity to citizen and municipal concerns were essential for the successful completion of the project. Our extensive experience with project management, coupled with our working knowledge of design, construction and public works projects, enabled completion of the project on time and on budget. Duties as project manager included administering of the construction contract, maintaining communication with the contractor, engineer, municipal and state officials, scheduling progress and site visit meetings, maintaining and monitoring the project construction schedule, initiating the permit process, and collecting the necessary as-built information at certain intervals during the project’s progression. RAUCH inc. was also responsible for the field work and construction of the infrastructure to design grades and alignment. Additionally, RAUCH inc. was asked to complete a capacity management report in order to facilitate the process for monitoring plant capacity and determining available additional connections, based on the average flows of the three most current years of operations. A secondary goal of this report was to determine the available capacity of the plant so that a plan of action can be proposed to help eliminate inflow and improve operations. This report was also necessary in determining if any necessary hook-ups need to be approved prior to the completion of the new plant and to assist in determining if a connection to the existing plant for a limited amount of flow would be a feasible option as a phased approach to allow the new plant to accommodate the ultimate flow requirements of the project and eliminate the need for a separate plant. Our broad breadth of experience in all facets of construction management and project administration ensured the proper handling of construction contracts, construction claims, project scheduling, and grants administration. As the construction and project manager, RAUCH inc. also coordinated all aspects of the contract, change orders, grant requests and construction claims, which included close coordination between the Town, the Town’s attorney and the engineer during the design process to assure that the bidding and contracting with the general contractor was conducted in the best interests of the Town.

Del Rhodes Avenue Pump Station and Water System Improvements

RAUCH inc provided design and construction management for the Del Rhodes Pumping Station and well building improvements. This Project also received MDE SFR loan funding. The project included the design of the well, upgrade of the well instrumentation for SCADA control, chlorination and site piping. Completion of the well was done by a sole source contract with the contractor who completed the test well. The balance of the construction work was competitively bid. RAUCH provided design and contract documents for bidding and construction and approved by MDE. A water system model was completed and provided analysis of various operating scenarios related to alternating and concurrent well operation. This provided for balanced chlorination and adequate fire flow capacity at all locations in the distribution system.