Because Experience and Expertise Matter

Since 1993, Lanchester Soil Consultants, Inc. has provided reliable, high-quality consulting services in soil science in Delaware and Pennsylvania. We are a small company, so all of our clients receive the direct attention of the owners, Russell and Cindy Losco, and Kelly Deckelbaum who collectively have over 50 years of experience in the fields of Soil Science, Geology, On-lot Wastewater Disposal, Stormwater Infiltration and Best Management Practices and Environmental Sciences.

We Conduct Original Research, Publish the Data and Train Our Competitors and the Regulators.

We pride ourselves in being very active in our profession. We conduct research and have published or presented over 12 peer reviewed papers in the last 5 years. In addition we provide constant input into the regulatory process. This allows us to help to craft the regulations that govern our industry.         We Strive to Know the Regulations Better Than the Regulators.

We can help you make sense of the many and confusing state and local laws regarding wastewater disposal and land development. We deal with the government so you don't have to.

We are:

  • Professional Geologist (PA)
  • SSSA Certified Professional Soil Scientist
  • PADEP Certified Sewage Enforcement Officer
  • Pennsylvania Registered Sanitarian
  • Delaware DNREC Licensed Site Evaluator (Class D License)
  • Delaware DNREC Licensed Percolation Tester (Class A License)
  • Delaware DNREC Licensed On-Site Sewage Disposal System Designer (Class B License)
  • PA Nutrient Management Planner

We can help you with:

  • Stormwater Infiltration Best Management Practices - testing and design
  • Land Development
  • Testing, Repair & Replacement of Failing Septic Systems
  • Individual & Community On-Lot Sewage Disposal Systems

Our Services Include:

  • Soil Profile Description, Evaluation, Classification & Interpretation
  • Seasonal High Groundwater Determination
  • Permeability Testing
  • Percolation Testing
  • Site Evaluation
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Soil & Floodplain Mapping
  • On-Site Sewage (Septic) System Design
  • Alternative On-Site Sewage (Septic) System Design
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Wetland Delineation
  • Hydrogeologic Studies
  • Sinkhole Evaluation in Carborate Geology


Permit Application For:

  • Sewage Disposal Systems
  • Wells
  • Stream & Wetland Crossings
  • Experimental & Alternative Systems
  • Best Management Practices
  • Nitrate Problems
  • Development of Difficult Sites
  • Planning Module Preparation
  • Release Agreement Preparation
  • Pond Construction
  • Land Use Evaluation
  • Expert Testimony
  • Soil Fertility Testing


In association with WC Environmental we offer the following services:

  • Phase I & II Site Assessments
  • Site Remediation and Management(Act 2)
  • Groundwater Monitoring and Environmental Sampling
  • UST Compliance, Removal and Closure
  • Bioremediation and Phytoremediation of Contaminated Sites