Water quality and allocation issues have far-reaching implications that affect everyone, from private homeowners to large-scale industrial manufacturers. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr assists clients in compliance with existing laws and regulations. We protect clients’ interests in proposed water-related legislative and regulatory initiatives. Areas of counsel include:
- Federal Clean Water Act
- State Clean Water acts
- Solid Waste Act laws related to groundwater and surface water
- Wetlands development
As part of our clean water counsel, we regularly obtain equitable relief and/or compensation for clients whose property’s usability or value has decreased due to environmental regulations.
Clean water practice and industries
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s clean water counsel includes representing clients in such industries as:
- Lawn care/grounds maintenance
- Municipal authorities
- Oil, gas, coal and chemicals
- Petroleum distribution
- Real estate developers
- Waste management services
- Welding products
Wetland issues are significant for our real property developer clients. We represent their interests before state and federal agencies that seek to preserve, maintain and increase wetlands areas.
In the area of site remediation, we have represented clients who have paid for remediation, but are being asked by state and federal governments to fund additional cleanup of natural resources damage that has affected water quality downstream. We defend and negotiate these claims with governments and other named parties.
Clean water practice leadership
Attorneys in the Clean Water Practice include several lawyers who have served in government regulatory agencies, the vice chair of the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, and the former commissioner and chair of the Delaware River Basin Commission.
The group includes attorneys who have been named to the following lists: