As a senior hydrologist with the New Jersey District of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Mr. Hochreiter developed a specialty in coastal plain hydrogeology where he designed, managed, and participated in a variety of benchmark studies of the New Jersey Coastal Plain. The studies in which he participated included assessing the hydrogeologic framework of the New Jersey Coastal Plain, evaluating groundwater flow through the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Coastal Plain, and subregional hydrogeologic evaluations (including groundwater-surface water interactions, aquifer testing, and simulation modeling) of the Potomac-Raritan-Magothy aquifer system in central and southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania.
Currently representing the Builders League of South Jersey (BLSJ) and the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) as their water supply consultant. Mr. Hochreiter advises these trade organizations about New Jersey’s Water Allocation process and provides expert analysis of ongoing water supply policy and research being conducted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the NJ Pinelands Commission (with particular focus on their 5-year Kirkwood-Cohansey study), New Jersey Future, and the NJ Highlands Council. He also provides technical support, as needed, in litigation matters on behalf of the NJBA and BLSJ.
Provided technical and policy recommendations to New Jersey’s Water Supply Advisory Council (NJWSAC) and to NJDEP Division of Water Supply during review of the State’s draft Water Supply Master Plan (WSMP). In 2011, was appointed to the Public Advisory Council of NJWSAC by NJDEP to officially peer review, and provide testimony, on the draft WSMP.
Periodically assists residential and commercial developers with the design of groundwater-based water supply systems for their proposed communities in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Invited seminar speaker on Water Supply Topics for the National Association of Home Builders, the New Jersey Water Environmental Association, Lorman Educational Seminars, and others.