Robert T. Mackie, PE, BCEE
Bob, a Vice President for BETA, is a recognized national expert in water and wastewater systems by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and has been given the title of Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE). Bob has guided municipalities through the maze of state and federal regulations. Bob has experience throughout New England with drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater projects from planning, rehabilitation, design, bidding, and through construction for municipalities.
Projects include assisting Plainville in addressing a drinking water ACO for TTHM/HAA5 violations as well as PFAS in their drinking water and expanding their groundwater supply and treatment capabilities; modeling Plainville’s water system; assisting Charlton with developing a new municipal groundwater supply; modeling Bellingham’s water system; Medford’s stormwater on-call consultant; Everett’s stormwater on-call consultant; OPM for the design and construction of the $5 million Reservoir B Sewage Pump station for the Town of Needham; over $40 million in sewer separation for the Hartford, CT Metropolitan District Commission; an elevated 500,000 gallon water storage tank replacement in Salisbury; a system-wide water master plan including a full computer model for the City of Framingham; a $20 million water distribution system upgrade in Randolph; and an evaluation of the flooding 10 Mile River in North Attleborough. The Route 128 sewer realignment design included preparing a design that eliminated over three miles of sewers within the right of way. This elimination required crossing Route 128 a total of five times utilizing a combination of trenchless technologies including pipe jacking, directional drilling, and pipe ramming.
Bob, as chair, teaches classes for the New England Water Works Association Distribution and Storage Committee, including a hydraulics class for operators regarding design and operation of a water distribution system. His favorite pastime is swinging the clubs at his home course, White Cliffs Country Club, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.