Chester County Water Resources Authority
Former Rice Farm Environmental Remediation & Selective Demolition
Project Summary: Coventry was contracted to perform environmental remediation and selective demolition at the Former Rice Farm. The Rice Farm is a historic farm (circa 1745) and recognized on the national registry of historic places; located in West Caln Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The site was acquired by the Chester County Water Resources Authority in 1995 to provide watershed protection of Chambers Lake.
Scope of Services Provided by Coventry Environmental:
- Coventry developed and implemented a Site Specific Health & Safety Plan and Work Implementation Plan & Schedule for the project.
- Coventry installed the project specified Erosion & Sediment Control Measures which consisted of 650 linear feet of eighteen (18) inch compost silt socks.
- Coventry performed selective abatement of asbestos containing materials (ACM) associated with one (1) structure on the project site.
- Coventry performed the abatement of hazardous lead impacted wood siding from the main site structure (former barn). Including the proper sizing & containerization for transportation. The barn’s wood siding was characterized as hazardous for lead ( EPA D008 Waste Code).
- Coventry excavated approximately sixty (60) tons of lead impacted soils from the perimeter of the barn. These soils were impacted with lead leaching from the painted wood siding covering the barn.
- Coventry performed the demolition of five (5) structures, most notably a historic barn constructed circa 1883. Where warranted, unimpacted barn wood was reclaimed for reuse.
- Coventry performed closure activities (via removal) of one (1) 500 gallon underground storage tank previously used for fuel for farm vehicles.
- Coventry performed the restoration of historic stone walls associated with the barn and wagon shed. The stone walls were left in place as part of the historic heritage of the site.
- Coventry imported and installed 945 cubic yards of clean topsoil, regraded and surveyed all disturbed areas. These areas were stabilized utilizing hydroseeding methodologies.
Approximate Project Value $177,000.00