Bigfoot Sighting in Salisbury

May 23, 2019

Salisbury-Rowan Utilities (SRU) operates and maintains water and sewer systems across the City of Salisbury and many other neighboring municipalities within Rowan County. Within the system are 441 miles of water lines, 417 miles of gravity sewer lines, a water treatment plant with raw water reservoir and raw water intake, two wastewater treatment plants with a common discharge, 13 water storage tanks, seven water booster stations, and 34 sewer pumping stations. Over the years, SRU… READ MORE »

18th Annual Spring Bass Tournament a Success

May 16, 2019

McGill hosted a successful 18th Annual Spring Bass Tournament on Friday, April 26th. Even though the threat of rain and thunderstorms delayed the original date of April 12th, the tournament day had its own unique weather challenges. It started off with a light drizzle that quickly changed to clearing skies early in the morning, followed by a lunchtime storm that lasted about 20 minutes. After the storm pushed through, the anglers experienced sustained winds around… READ MORE »

MS4: How Does it Affect Your Community?

April 17, 2019

As an MS4 community you may be aware that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality – Department of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (NCDEQ DEMLR) is stepping up their enforcement actions related to this program in 2019. What is the Issue? MS4 Permit compliance audits will become a regular part of DEMLR's MS4 Program beginning in 2019. READ MORE »

McGill’s Triangle Office Relocates to Raleigh

April 16, 2019

Accommodating Growing Needs McGill expanded into the Triangle region in 2014, opening an office in Cary, North Carolina. On April 8th, McGill’s Cary office relocated a few minutes east to Raleigh. We are excited about the move and the benefits that it has and will continue to bring to our clients and employees. The new office space is located at 5400 Trinity Road, Suite 107, Raleigh, NC 27607. READ MORE »

Surveying Transformed Over the Years

March 21, 2019

Meet Dallas Gordon, PLS, McGill’s Surveying Services Manager. Dallas has over 27 years of experience and has been with McGill since October 2005. In honor of National Surveyor’s Week (March 17-23), Dallas took a few minutes out of his day to tell us more about what attracted him to the field and how he stays energized. READ MORE »

Coffee with the President

February 19, 2019

[Excerpt from an interview by Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group] Juli:  Tell me about your journey to become an engineer. Joel:  My grandmother was the secretary for the Dean of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky and she would take me to the exhibits in the civil engineering department when I was a kid. It all just fascinated me. READ MORE »

2019 Spring Bass Tournament

February 19, 2019

What better way to spend a Friday than joining McGill for our 18th Annual Spring Bass Tournament. Join us on Friday, April 26th, for a great day of fun and fishing.  READ MORE »

New Hire Highlight

February 6, 2019

Bringing over 30 years of experience in the city management field, Gary Jackson joined McGill Associates on January 3rd, as the new Business Services Manager. Gary recently retired from his position as Asheville City Manager, after serving the city for 13 years. READ MORE »

Changing the Game: Using Biotechnology to Develop More Sustainable Landfills

January 27, 2019

Today’s landfill owners are facing a growing number of environmental and economic issues; mostly caused by the slow, anaerobic decay (without air) of buried garbage. Anaerobic bacteria not only produce harmful liquids (known as leachate), which contain a variety of chemical and toxins, but also generate foul odors and methane, a toxic greenhouse gas that is 23 times more harmful than CO2. If released from the landfill, these toxins and gases can contaminate nearby water… READ MORE »

35th Anniversary and Brand Refresh

January 27, 2019

Thirty-five years ago, five employees came together to open the first McGill office in Asheville, North Carolina, offering civil engineering. Since that time, McGill has grown to fill nine offices and expand its service offerings. On January 22nd, McGill celebrated a milestone year by hearing special memories from staff and looking to the future by launching a refreshed brand. READ MORE »