Land, Marine and Civil Surveying and Engineering, Septic System Design, House Plans, Cape Cod, MA

3 Giddiah Hill Rd. Orleans, MA   508-255-8312


Wetland Permitting

Wetlands Delineation and Permitting

Delineation of inland and coastal resource areas (wetlands) in accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) and local Wetland Protection Bylaw standards is an integral part of so many projects that occur on Cape Cod. Resource area boundaries determine the areas that fall under the various town Conservation Commission jurisdictions and are used to develop Site Development Plans and Sewage Disposal System Designs. Ryder & Wilcox has broad experience in the permitting processes that are regulated by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and local Wetland Protection Bylaws.

Title 5 plan

Sewage Disposal System Design
Cape Cod Septic Systems
Cape Cod Title 5 Systems

(Including Innovative/Alternative System) Our Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineers design sewage disposal systems for new construction as well as upgrades of existing non-compliant or failed systems. Residential, commercial and municipal systems are designed in accordance with Massachusetts State Environmental Code, Title 5 and local Board of Health regulations. Ryder & Wilcox has considerable experience in the design and permitting of Innovative/Alternative (“I/A”) systems as approved by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). “I/A” systems are often required to remediate failed systems in environmentally sensitive areas, or to allow increased density for new construction.

Civil Engineering

Site Analysis and Design

Ryder & Wilcox has extensive experience in the preparation of Site Plans for residential, commercial and municipal projects. Tasks include boundary and topographic survey work, wetlands delineation, review of zoning ordinances, site layout, sewage disposal system design, storm water drainage system design and roadway and parking design. Ryder & Wilcox is well versed in local zoning ordinances and permitting procedures including Conservation Commissions, Board of Health, Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Appeals, Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA), and Chapter 91 applications. For residential development, working in conjunction with our Home Planning and Design Department, Ryder and Wilcox can provide everything you need to build your home on Cape Cod.

Stormwater Drainage Design

Catch basins and leaching pits are often necessary to contain rainwater from hardened surfaces such as parking lots, driveways and roads. Tasks include topographic survey work; test holes, development of design plans and preparation of drainage calculations.

Roadway and Parking

Roadway and Parking Design

Ryder & Wilcox can provide engineering plans for new road and parking lots including storm drainage system design, grading and landscaping details.