The perfect storm for infrastructure managers has arrived—increased regulations, reduced funding, aging wet infrastructure and a focus to be sustainable.
In working with more than 1,000 state and local governments and federal agencies—including many of the nations largest cities, counties and utilities—Woolpert has developed proven solutions to address these challenges and improve the way your organization plans, designs, operates and manages your assets.
Our specialty services are in six key areas:
- Effective utility management
- Asset management
- Stormwater management & NPDES compliance
- CMOM, SSES, and condition assessment programs
- Modeling & monitoring programs – water quality and flow monitoring
- Sustainable design – Structural, LEED®/LID, and alternative water supply
We approach water resource issues from an Integrated Water Management perspective, combining water, wastewater and watershed management services that are truly at the forefront of a new engineering paradigm. Depending on your needs, we integrate a variety of strategies, including:
- Improving utility performance through our organizational performance assessments and advanced asset management technologies and tools
- Reducing water loss through leak detection surveys, condition assessments and subsurface utility engineering (SUE)
- Increasing water supply options through reuse and conservation strategies, modeling, innovative design, retrofits and rainwater harvesting
- Reducing wastewater treatment volume and costs through implementation of combined sewer overflow (CSO) and sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) abatement strategies (inflow and infiltration reduction), sanitary sewer evaluation surveys (SSES), alternative water sources, green infrastructure and flow monitoring
- Evaluating and mitigating the effects of urbanization on water quantity and quality through stormwater program development and implementation, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, hazard mitigation planning, water quality monitoring and low-impact design (LID)
- Complying with regulatory requirements related to national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES), capacity, management, operations and maintenance (CMOM), total daily maximum loads (TMDL), Clean Water Act, executive orders and energy independence and security act (EISA)
- Meeting reduced budgets through prioritizing R&R, helping to secure funding and rate optimization
- Becoming sustainable by evaluating the social, economic and financial impacts of your infrastructure programs and applying the different strategies enumerated above to balance today’s regulatory issues with tomorrow’s long-term planning
By integrating these strategies, we produce high-quality, innovative and cost-saving solutions.
Integrated water management is the new engineering paradigm to address today’s challenges, and Woolpert’s solutions are leading the way.