I also do Environmental Consulting work involving mostly septic siting. This work has been executed in North Carolina mainly in the Piedmont, but has also occurred in the mountains. My design skills have come to play in creating maps, siting houses and drainfield locations, and creating equipment to be used in the field.
Sometimes, depending on location, the site planning is dictated by the available soils. Other requirements, defined by laws and ordinances, also have to be taken into consideration when planning a site.
The maps that are produced are always challenging. Although, they all have the same requirements, working them out in a layout often takes playing with the parts to get it on the page. Some of the testing requires special equipment, and I have designed equipment to accommodate the need.
To see a more detailed version of the map download the PDF file.