Stormwater is a significant source of pollution. When it rains, stormwater runoff picks up oil, excess fertilizer and other pollutants from hard surfaces and carries them via storm drains to our beaches, ponds, and even to groundwater. Stormwater management refers to methods used to collect, clean, and infiltrate runoff to prevent pollution and flooding problems.
Our philosophy is to mimic the natural hydrologic water balance as we design systems that are easy to construct and maintain. Our designs seek to enhance property values and improve aesthetic appeal using natural systems to meet stormwater management objectives and regulatory requirements. We have developed stormwater design manuals and Low Impact Development guidelines nationally and in the Pacific Islands.
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Massachusetts and New Hampshire MS4 Permit
(Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System)
We have assisted dozens of New England Communities with their stormwater management programs.
If you’re under the jurisdiction of the new MS4 permit, here’s a useful video covering the basics for early compliance.
Below are some helpful links from the EPA to get you started. Call or email if we can help you with the process.