Edward “Dirk” Lynch

Environmental Scientist - Water/Wastewater

Dirk is a methodical scientist and dedicated client advocate accustomed to working on projects with challenging requirements under short deadlines. He has a background in environmental sciences with an emphasis in chemistry as related to groundwater and environmental health.  As an Environmental Scientist at MSA, Dirk is responsible for all aspects of permitting, testing, inspection, compliance reporting, and consulting for clients needing stormwater, groundwater, wastewater and waterworks expertise to comply with regulatory requirements of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Health – Office of Drinking Water.

Dirk has a wide variety of long-term clients including those with farms, vegetable packing plants, industrial plants, small subdivisions, schools, churches, hotels and restaurants who have diverse and unique needs. Dirk’s clients know that he is committed to providing thorough compliance to regulating agencies while always keeping the owner’s interests in mind. In addition to permit compliance, Dirk performs routine or special testing to increase the efficiency and quality of their operations and products.

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B.S., Environmental Science – Chemistry, University of Mary Washington, 2011

Licensed Waterworks Operator, Class IV – 2016

Licensed Wastewater Works Operator, Class IV – 2015

Licensed Backflow Prevention Device Tester – 2012

OSHA10 General Industry Hazard Awareness

Indoor Air Quality / IH Sampling Training


  • Virginia Waterworks and Private Drinking Water System Operation, Permitting, Compliance, Cross Connection and Water Quality
  • Transient Non-Community (TNC), Non-Transient Non-Community (NTNC) and Community Waterworks Operation
  • Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Groundwater Withdrawal Permit, Aquifer Testing, Sampling and Compliance
  • DEQ Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Permit and Compliance
  • DEQ Virginia Pollution Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit and Compliance
  • DEQ Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation, Permit, and Compliance
  • Backflow Prevention Device Testing (RPZ, DCVA, PVB)



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