Talmatt 300 m shooting range, Volketswil Detailed assessment of contaminated site and remedia-tion project

The project

Location: Volketswil (ZH)
Customer: The municipality of Volketswil(ZH)
Phases: Detailed assessment of contaminated site and remediation project
Duration: 2016-2018
Building costs: approx. CHF 450,000


The Talmatt shooting range in Volketswil was deemed to require remediation and entered in the Register of Contaminated Sites. The municipality of Volketswil contracted Ecosens AG to conduct a detailed assessment of the contaminated site and to prepare the remediation project.


Our services

  • Designing and conducting a remediation assessment with detailed mapping of the soil contamination
  • Preparing a remediation project for the contaminated site
  • Developing the remediation project for the contaminated site including preparing a planning application
  • Technical consulting to the client throughout all phases and regulatory procedures
  • Putting the remediation of the contaminated site out to public tender


  • The area around the backstop is overgrown and is no longer a natural protection zone
  • Prior to the works, the shooting range had been converted to a emission-free backstop system and it was imperative that this remained undamaged by the remediation works.
  • Coordinating with possible parallel remediation works at the Dürrenbach shooting range a short distance away

Project manager:

Melanie Tschopp-Vögtli Co-divisional manager: Contaminated sites
MSc Environmental Engineering, ETH (Federal Institute of Technology)
mtschopp@ecosens.ch +41 44 839 47 71 More