Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.
Port Jervis, New York
C.T. Male has provided land surveying term contract services to Orange & Rockland Utilities and its two subsidiaries, Rockland Electric Company and Pike County Light and Power in seven (7) counties of New York, Northern New Jersey and the northeast corner of Pennsylvania since 1992.
Services provided have included:
- Boundary surveys
- Topographic and planimetric surveys
- Route surveys, right of way and easement surveys
- Construction stakeout
- GPS site control tied to state plane coordinates and NAVD88
- Hydrographic surveys
- Wetland surveys
- Engineering surveys
- Utility surveys
- Laser scanning services
- Geographic Information Services
Projects have included numerous tasks such as boundary and topographic surveys of existing and proposed electrical substation sites; boundary surveys of reservoir sites; record surveys and construction stakeout of transmission lines; laser scanning to aid in reverse engineering such as providing existing wire heights over the New York State Thruway and New York State route 17; laser scanning to show substation details including points of attachment and sag heights; gas metering and regulator station surveys; engineering surveys for pole replacement or repair; plan and profiles; wetland surveys; and hydrographic surveys for design.
One of C.T. Male’s larger boundary surveys at the time included lands of Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc called the Mongaup Valley Reservoirs. The 12,000+ acre boundary and planimetric survey was completed to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation specifications for the Trust for Public Land. Through the use of task oriented planning and the latest GPS technology available at the time, the project was completed within the seven (7) month schedule set for it, on budget, below the original estimated cost. The project’s success prompted two national professional magazines to produce articles about the Mongaup Valley survey project. Professional Surveyor included the article” Where Eagles Dare, Surveying the Mongaup Valley” and GPS World included the article “National Treasures, GPS Helps Preserve a Bald Eagle Habitat.