what we do

Black Water Consulting Engineers is committed to providing reliable, competitive, and effective engineering solutions that exceed the expectations of our clients. We are guided by our commitment to clean water, to our clients and to our employees; and to upholding the standards and ethics of the engineering profession.

Our Leadership Team

jeff black,P.E.


M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah
B.S., Civil/Environmental Engineering, Utah State

Professional Engineer, California
Professional Engineer, Montana
Professional Engineer, Texas

Water Environment Federation; California Water Environment Association; American Society of Civil Engineers

AJA Verburg,P.E.

Vice President

B.S. Civil Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Professional Engineer, California
Professional Engineer, Arizona
Professional Engineer, Nevada

Modesto Engineers Club, Past President

Alison Furuya,P.E.

Vice President

M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley;
B.S. Environmental Engineering Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professional Engineer, California

Water Environment Federation, California Water Environment Association

Kevin Williams

CADD Manager

51T-Technical Engineering Specialist, US Army


Black Water provides a broad range of services in the field of water and wastewater engineering. Our team of licensed professional civil engineers and technical staff possess a wealth of experience drawn from a variety of projects. With creativity and commitment, we draw upon that experience and combine it with understanding of the latest methods, standards, and technologies to develop innovative and sustainable projects for our clients and the communities they serve.


  • Demand Analysis
  • Hydraulic Modeling of Distribution Systems
  • Water Treatment Storage
  • Pipelines
  • Pumping and Booster Station Design
  • Well Design
  • Permitting
  • Technical Report Preparation
  • Water Master Planning
  • Financing
  • Regulatory Compliance

wastewater / recycled water

  • Pump Station and Force Main Design
  • Sanitary Sewer Management Plans
  • Sewer Collection System Design
  • Wastewater Treatment and Process Design
  • Regulatory Compliance and Permitting
  • Corrosion and Odor Control
  • Pipeline Rehabilitation
  • Trenchless Construction Design
  • Collection System Modeling
  • Wastewater Recycling and Reuse
  • Sewer Master Planning
  • Financing
  • Compliance Reporting


  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Utility Master Planning
  • Life-Cycle Costs
  • Capital Facilities Planning
  • Project Funding and Financing
  • Service Rate Studies
  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Database and Development
  • Asset Management


  • Detention and Retention Facilities
  • Open Channel and Culvert Design
  • NPDES Compliance
  • Pump Station Design
  • Hydraulic Computer Modeling
  • Low Impact Development (LID)

Construction Management

  • Construction Inspection
  • Construction Observation
  • Resource Management and Allocation
  • Claims Administration
  • Funding Compliance

District Engineering

  • Standards Development
  • Plan Checking
  • Funding Assistance
  • Agency Compliance
  • Utility Master Planning
  • Construction Management
  • Design
  • Permitting

Water Main Consolidation Improvements

Black Water secured a State Water Resources Control Board Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for construction of water pipeline extensions to consolidate out-of-service boundary mobile home parks with non-compliant water systems with a nearby compliant water system. The project includes the design of approximately 9,200 linear feet of 10-inch diameter water pipeline and 4,500 linear feet of 12-inch diameter pipeline. Black Water provided all-inclusive engineering services for planning, design, engineering services during construction, and construction management for the project.

Wastewater Treatment Facilities Improvements

Black Water evaluated an existing wastewater treatment facility and determined future improvements for reliable operation and compliance with California Regional Water Quality Control Board regulations.

Funding for the planning and construction project was secured through the State Water Resources Control Board Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Black Water prepared the final design plans, specifications, and bid documents for the recommended improvements.

Water System Master Plan and Recycled Water Feasibility Study

Black Water completed the hydraulic network analysis for a city’s Water System Master Plan water distribution system. Additionally, a recycled water feasibility study was completed as part of the Water System Master Plan. The recycled water feasibility study included an evaluation of the existing wastewater treatment facilities and provided an analysis of alternatives to implement a recycled water program to supplement water usage with recycled water consistent with applicable recycled water storage and disposal methods.