We're North America’s specialists in decentralized water and wastewater treatment and disposal needs. We specialize in challenging sites, rural locations, and remote natural resource areas where regional sewer connections are not available.

Our experienced team of engineers and hydrogeologists can take water and wastewater projects from concept through permitting and approval and construction. With offices in Alberta, Canada and St. Paul, Minnesota, we are positioned to work seamlessly to deliver the right sustainable solution for your US or Canadian project.

Our project experience and regulatory relationships in both the US and Canada enable the SD team to understand your challenges and project needs and to take your project from concept to completion.  
We have offices in Alberta, Canada and St. Paul, Minnesota. Our work can be found throughout North America.


Shane Sparks

P. Geo (MN and AB), Principal

Shane Sparks is a Principal at SD Consulting Group. He manages water and wastewater projects in the United States and Canada while performing soils and hydrogeological investigations, water source development, wetland delineation, and other field services. After receiving a degree in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Minnesota in … Read More

Carla Cross

PE, Senior Engineer

Carla is a Senior Engineer at SD Consulting Group. She has more than 13 years of experience designing water and wastewater systems for residential developments, schools, small communities, and industrial applications throughout the US and Canada. She is a licensed Advanced Designer with the Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems Program in … Read More

Bryan DeSmet

PE, Principal Engineer

Bryan is an environmental engineer and co-founder of SD Consulting Group with extensive experience in water and wastewater, infrastructure development and project execution. He has managed projects worldwide including in Venezuela, China, Romania, Slovenia, and Ghana. Prior to co-founding SD, Bryan worked for the City of Omaha, Nebraska managing the … Read More