Mark Lichtwardt

Mark Lichtwardt
Vice President
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Managing Complexities in Water Source Planning

Managing Complexities in Water Source Planning

Balance is critical to your success.

Burns & McDonnell weighs and balances many factors in developing an integrated, holistic water source plan to benefit succeeding generations.

Getting Ahead of the Supply-Demand Curve

Most easily accessible, high-quality water sources are already developed. What's more, water source development projects can take 10 years or more to bring online.

That's why utilizing an experienced engineering partner such as Burns & McDonnell is necessary to assure a successful water source plan.

Burns & McDonnell will assist in determining your immediate and long-term water supply needs, determining strengths and weaknesses of alternative sources and maximize use of your existing resources. Our studies find balance in a world where water is becoming an increasingly precious resource.

Unparalleled Experience Developing Source Water Plans

Burns & McDonnell's experts have developed source water plans across the country and internationally for municipal, state, federal and private clients.

We have completed water source plans for clients of all sizes, from small utilities to the largest utility operations in the country.


  • Groundwater modeling
  • Hydrologic modeling
  • Aquifer storage and recovery
  • Operation modeling
  • Demand projections
  • GIS integration
  • Water conservation
  • Water reuse
  • Environmental assessments
  • Fatal flaw analysis
  • Cultural resource evaluations
  • Economic evaluations
  • Source water protection
  • Cost of service studies
  • Permitting