Nitsch Engineering provided land surveying, civil engineering, and resident engineering services on this project. During Phase I, Nitsch Engineering prepared plans, reports, and permit applications to five towns located along the Hultman Aqueduct to inform them of the anticipated excavation work to evaluate the condition of the 60-year old water pipeline. The surveying services included topographic surveys at selected areas and location surveys of exposed pipe, at least 30 sites suspected to be leaking. Nitsch Engineering also coordinated the services of the wetland specialist in delineating the wetland resources and provided resident engineering to monitor and oversee the construction activities. The 18-mile-long Hultman Aqueduct delivers eighty-five percent of Greater Boston’s water from the Wachusett Reservoir to Norumbega Reservoir. Unique clamps were installed and repairs were made to leaks without shutdown of this valuable water supply. This project won the “Grand Conceptor” award in the 1997 ACEC/NE Engineering Excellence Awards.