Terry Kaiser, PE, PG, Certified Groundwater Professional

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B.S. Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, Mpls, MN, 1985

B.A. English, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, 1981

Professional Engineer, Minnesota (PE) #19870

Professional Geologist, Minnesota (PG) #30198

Certified Groundwater Professional (CGWP) #119294

Design of Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)


The Landfill Leak. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency BB Presentation. St. Paul, MN. December, 2008.

Groundwater Plume Delineation 3D Video Illustration; Minnesota Geologic Survey BB presentation, St. Paul, MN. November 11, 2014.

Kaiser, Terry. Groundwater Plume and Source Investigation in Capped MSW Landfill and Chlorinated Solvent Deep Vertical Profiling. Minnesota Ground Water Association Newsletter, December 2014: 33.4, 13-16.

Principal Engineer & Hydrogeologist

St. Paul, MN, USA

Terry Kaiser founded ECAD Engineering in 1996. He has over 25 years of professional experience working with clients, regulators, and the public to complete site assessments, solid waste disposal site permits, groundwater investigations, stormwater management plans, and municipal water supply well plans. He has extensive knowledge and ability to bridge multi-disciplined fields of engineering and hydrology to effectively evaluate and develop job sites.

ECAD Engineering, President, 1996-date

FEMA, Disaster Assistance Employee, 2004-2006

RETEC, Regional Engineering & Construction Manager, 1995-1996

Barr Engineering Company, Senior Project Manager, 1989-1995

Braun Intertec, Project Engineer, 1987-1989

STS Consultants, Field Engineer, 1984-1987

Solid Waste and Debris Management

Terry actively works with clients and regulators to develop MPCA approved permits and plans for solid waste management facilities in Minnesota. He prepares Contract Documents, Technical Specifications, and cost estimates for landfill liners, final cover, landfill gas, and leachate collection systems. He also prepares Industrial Solid Waste Management Plans and MPCA Permit Applications of solid waste disposal facilities, including construction and demolition, and municipal solid waste landfills. Terry has been a disaster assistance employee (DAE) for FEMA where he helped assess debris removal operations of state and local governments to authorize federal funding. His DAE services for FEMA included disasters from floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Florida.

Landfill Closure Designs and Construction Oversight

As a project manager, engineer, and hydrogeologist, Mr. Kaiser has led investigation and design efforts to close over 100 acres of landfill space in Minnesota. These facilities included a 31 acre cap for the Itasca County Grand Rapids Area Landfill, 25 acres of Kandiyohi County’s active sanitary landfill, 26 acres at St. Louis County’s Hibbing Landfill, 30 acres at the City of Albert Lea sanitary landfill, Big Stone County Landfill and Iron Range Landfill. This work included preparation of plans and technical specifications, Contract Documents, cost estimates, and Construction Certification Reports. Surface water management and landfill gas venting systems were also integral components of these designs.

Environmental Site Assessments

Served as Project Manager for Phase I and II site assessments for Mississippi Riverfront property development in downtown St. Paul, and many other sites across the state of Minnesota. This work includes review of historical property records, preparation of subsurface investigation work plans and reports approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), and identification of contaminants of concern from a human health risk perspective.

Site Assessment and Remedial Design

As a Project Manager for ECAD, Mr Kaiser has evaluated remedial action design options including active landfill gas venting, vinyl chloride groundwater oxygenation, air sparging, and phytoremediation for Kandiyohi County Sanitary Landfill in Minnesota. His project work has included feasibility studies, MPCA approved work plans, site investigation and reporting services, and safety plans. He has also prepared limited remedial investigation (LRI) work plans and reports with clean-up goals established to meet the State’s accelerated approach to clean up at underground storage tank leak sites and old dump sites.

Municipal Well Field Development

Mr. Kaiser has spent much time over the last several years working with out-state municipalities to solve groundwater supply problems they have encountered. This work has included leadership to help clients to meet regulatory needs in solving water supply problems. He has successfully engineered well fields for several municipal clients since 1998, and provided wellhead protection and computer modeling services. A sample list of municipalities he has worked with includes, Hadley, Bellingham, Seaforth, Cobden, Delhi, Zumbro Falls, Lithchfield, and Spicer/New London.

Expert Witness

Provided expert witness testimony for Eminent Domain transfer of property and for other development projects regarding surface or groundwater problems.