Director, Albert Frick Associates, Inc.
Albert Frick, founder of Albert Frick Associates, Inc., is a Licensed Site Evaluator, Certified
Soil Scientist and Professional Wetland Scientist. He is involved in all phases of our company’s operation.
Albert is a tireless worker and relentless client advocate. In his more than 30 years in our industry,
he has consistently demonstrated his vast knowledge of all things soils-related and has showcased his
creative abilities in his design work. Albert is a past State Site Evaluator and founding member of the
Maine Association of Site Evaluators.
Master of Science 1978, University of Maine at Orono, Orono, Maine Program: Soil Science (Resource Utilization) Bachelor of Science 1972, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine Major: Geology
April 1985-Present: President and Senior Consulting Soil Scientist of Albert Frick Associates, Gorham, Maine, a small consulting firm which produces high intensity soil maps, subsurface wastewater disposal system designs, environmental studies, and subdivision planning with regard to soil utilization.
October 1978-April 1985: Soil Scientist, Division of Health Engineering, State of Maine, Responsible for the administration of the Site Evaluation program for the State of Maine. Duties included licensing of Site Evaluators, review of soils, and administration of the State of Maine Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules.
May 1978-October 1978: Consulting Soil Scientist, self-employed site evaluations, land use consultation, site selection.
January 1976-May 1978: Consulting Soil Scientist, University of Maine at Orono, Examined soil potential for land use planning in communities in Maine to develop soil potential ratings for Maine soils that are utilized as a planning tool to guide towns in land use decisions. Research Assistant, University of Maine at Orono, Examined land application of potato wastes. Investigated nutrient movement through soil and associated ground water quality in adjacent monitoring wells. Nutrient budgets were calculated and acceptable loading rates were identified.
January 1974-January 1976 Engineering Technician, Thomas Griffin Associates, Duties included assisting in selection and design of sanitary landfill sites, report preparation, drafting, surveying, field investigations.
June 1971 - Sept 1971: Assistant Geologist. National Science Foundation Member of a research team examining pollution of Lake Lillinonah, Milford, Ct. Investigated stream turbidity and sediment loading, nutrient levels in recharge water and eutrophication process.
June 1970 - Sept 1970: Assistant Geologist. Wesleyan University, Middletown, Ct., investigation of aeromagnetic anomalies in western Connecticut. Correlated strike, dip, overburden and concentration of magnetite veins with computer modeling.
HANDBOOK OF SUBSURFACE WASTEWATER DISPOSAL IN MAINE (January, 1995), Maine Department of Economic and Community Development. Site Evaluation of Subsurface Wastewater Disposal in Maine
(August 1983), Maine Department of Human Services, Division of Health Engineering. Soil Potential for Land Use Planning at a Local Level in Maine (December 1977), Bulletin 747, University of Maine. Life Expectancy, Systems Design and Land Use of Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Systems in Maine (December 1984), On-site Sewage Treatment - the Fourth National Symposium on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems. Maine Environmental Planning Guide (1990), Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District Chairman of the Soil Advisory Committee which developed the Soils Information Chapter 2 of the Manual.
Fred Griffee Award 1977 Outstanding graduate student in Life Science and Agricultural College, University of Maine at Orono
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS:
Maine Certified Soil Scientist # 66, Maine Licensed Site Evaluator # 163, Maine Association of Professional Soil Scientists, National Society of Consulting Soil Scientists (Charter Member), Maine Board Certification of Geologists and Soil Scientists (Consulting Soil Scientist Board Member)
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
A1bert Frick is a certified Soil Scientist and licensed Site Evaluator with 30 years experience in soil science and subsurface wastewater disposal system design. Albert Frick Associates has designed over 30,000 systems in the State of Maine. His designs range from, simple pit privies to very large and complex community systems.
Albert Frick has provided numerous subsurface wastewater disposal designs for both private landowners and a wide variety of State and Federal clients. From designing septic for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife warden facilities; providing soils mapping for the Department of Environmental Protection in Augusta to designing President George H.W. Bush's home at Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Mr. Frick has built and maintained a robust and diverse client base.
Albert Frick has mapped tens of thousands of acres in Maine for a wide range of clients. These include: Colby College, St. Joseph's College, Southern Maine Community College, Lewiston High School, Brunswick Hospital, Mid-Coast Regional Hospital (Brunswick), Passamaquoddy Indian Tribe, Augusta Mental Health Institution Complex (Maine Department of Environmental Protection), Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Point Sebago, First Wind and Patriots Renewables.
Albert Frick serves as a Mentor to the University of Maine Chapter of teh Engineers Without Borders and has been actively involved with the design, construction and funding of a community wastewater disposal system for Dulce Vivir, Hondoruras.
Mr. Frick was employed by the State of Maine Department of Human Services, Division of Health Engineering from 1978 to 1985, during which time he was responsible for administering the Site Evaluation program for the State which included implementation of the Maine Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules, licensing of site evaluators, and review of the State of Maine Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules.
Mr. Frick served as Chairman of the Maine Association of Site Evaluators, Technical Review Committee which is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations for proposed Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules. He also served on the Maine Association of Professional Soil Scientists Technical Review Committee. Mr. Frick was appointed by Governors John McKernan and Angus King to serve on the Maine Board of Certification of Geologists and Soil Scientists (He is intimately familiar with current and proposed codes and regulations governing on-site systems and site mapping standards. He has been hired numerous times by the State of Maine to conduct seminars throughout Maine for instructing Code Enforcement Officers, Local Plumbing Inspectors on the Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules. Albert has also been hired several times by the Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection to conduct seminars for Certification of Installers of Septic Systems.
Albert Frick co-authored the Handbook of Subsurface Wastewater Disposal in Maine, which is utilized throughout Maine by Site Evaluators, Local Plumbing Inspectors, Contractors, Planning Board members and Code Enforcement Officers. He was principal author for both 1979 and 1983 versions of the Site Evaluation for Subsurface Wastewater Disposal in Maine. This publication is used by the Division of Health Engineering as a training manual for Site Evaluators, Local Plumbing Inspectors, and Excavating Contractors. Mr. Frick was a contributing author of the Soils Section of the Environmental Planning Guide (1990) which provides guidance in mitigating potential adverse environmental impacts from development. Albert Frick also co-authored Soil Potential Rating for Land Use Planning at a Local Level in Maine (1977). Mr. Frick was contracted to provide technical editing to TREAT IT RIGHT Alternative Wastewater Systems that Protect Water Quality (1993).