Water Treatment System

  • Three Mile Water District- Corrosion Control System
  • City of Dover- Slow Sand Filter Upgrade
  • City of Hope- Slow Sand Filter
  • Kootenai County Water District #1- Slow Sand Filter System
  • Kullyspell Estates - Slow Sand Filter Water System
  • Skin Creek Water Association - Slow Sand Filter Water System
  • Colburn Water Association - Modifications to Slow Sand Filter
  • Harborview Estates Water – Modifications to System

Water Systems

  • City of Hauser- Development of City System
  • Cabinet Mountains Water District – Regional Water Distribution System over 62 square miles
  • City of Bonner’s Ferry- Interconnections to Cabinet Mountain Water District
  • Three Mile Water District- Regional Water System and well field development
  • Numerous Groundwater systems

Land Development Projects

  • Prairie Meadows Development – final 4 additions to master plan community
  • Lost Creek Development – 184 lots Kootenai County, Idaho
  • Hauser Heights – 82 lots in Hauser, Idaho
  • Ross-Joy – 16 commercial lots Kellogg, Idaho
  • Lakeland Pines – 76 lots in Rathdrum, Idaho
  • Sperle Investments- 5 subdivisions in Hayden, Idaho


  • Registered Professional Engineer, Idaho 1992,  License No. 6896
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Washington 1994, License No. 31608 
  • President, American Council of Engineering Companies of Idaho, 2003
  • Past President of ISPE Northern Chapter


“Operations and Cost Comparisons Between Slow Sand Filter and Rapid Sand Filter Package Plant Serving Two Small North Idaho Communities” with Steve Tanner, IDEQ, Slow Sand Filter Regional Workshop: Salem, Oregon, 1994

Robert M. Tate, P.E.
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  • M.E. Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering Option, University of Idaho 1988
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Washington State University 1987


  • Owner, Tate Engineering, Inc. - Specialize in water, wastewater, land development for public and private clientele. 2001 - Present

  • Director of Engineering – Meckel Engineering and Surveying, responsible for all civil engineering for the company. Prepared proposals and managed contracts.  1998 - 2001

  • Area Manager – Ruen Yeager & Associates, Sandpoint, ID 1991 - 1998

  • Project Engineer – JUB Engineers, Coeur d’Alene, ID and Boise ID 1990 - 1991

Wastewater System Design

  • Kootenai Ponderay Sewer District - Land Application System
  • Garfield Bay Sewer District- Land Application System Upgrade
  • Ellisport Bay Sewer District - Land Application System
  • Lost Creek Subdivision - Land Application System
  • Carnation Processed Potatoes - Wastewater Treatment System
  • Seneca Foods - Wastewater Treatment System
  • City of Dover -Wastewater Treatment System

Rob Tate, originally from Alaska, has lived in Coeur d'Alene with his wife and two children for  years. He is not only well recognized in the Engineering arena, but also within in the communtity,   as well.  Whether it be out on the softball field  or peddling his bike around town, Rob can always be found with a smile and a willingness to lend a helping hand.

Rob enjoys spending time outdoors with his family,  crafting in his woodshop, bicycling, and long range black powder shooting.