Water Resources | Civil Engineering
Storm water management is a much greater concern of local governments today, than it was just twenty years ago. The public interest is two-fold: prevent pollutants from entering streams and other bodies of water, and reduce the risk of potential flooding. This specialty of civil engineering requires precise calculation in order to plan first for the collection of rainwater from roofs, parking lots and other impervious surfaces, and to then channel that flow into a facility designed to either detain or retain the storm water, thereby averting upstream or downstream flooding.
At TWM, we have designed storm sewer systems for both new projects and reconstructions. Our engineers have experience designing regional storm water basins to effectively manage watersheds, have assisted municipal clients in the planning and implementation of annual inspection and maintenance programs, have re-designed systems that were undersized by others and causing localized flooding, and have provided expert witness testimony in cases where the causes of a flood were called into question. Staff experience extends beyond the design phase to also include erosion control solutions, storm water pollution prevention plans and best management practices. In addition, TWM can perform dam inspections, flood plain studies, bridge hydraulic analysis reports, and scour analysis.
Our past experience and resulting expertise make us a valued partner in developing solutions to our clients’ water resources challenges.