Water Resources Engineering

//Water Resources Engineering
Water Resources Engineering 2019-05-30T01:18:35+00:00

At EcoStrategies we see managing water as a critical step in any construction project as well as a cornerstone of positive stewardship of the environment. Whether it’s controlling the abundance of stormwater encountered here in the Northeast US or preserving our valuable drinking water sources, it’s our goal to provide fully compliant solutions scaled to the particular needs of the client.

Engineering Services for Water Resource Management

A pond can serve many purposes on your property. EcoStrategies has designed ponds in Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania for recreation, storm water detention, and fire protection. Scaling your pond design appropriately can avoid additional regulatory oversight. Let us figure it out for you.
What you may see as a simple embankment, your state environmental conservation/protection agency may see as a dam. We can design compliant and appropriately classed dams to fit the required impoundment of any volume of water. EcoStrategies can also inspect dams or prepare state-mandated inspection and maintenance plans (I&M) for dams of any size.
Stormwater management practices that treat runoff on-site by preserving vegetation and reducing impervious surfaces are not only proven to be functional, but are better looking than traditional concrete-based designs and even cheaper to implement. EcoStrategies specializes in applying green infrastructure techniques to any size site development project.
Properly constructed and maintained water generation, storage, and treatment facilities are necessary to serve a population of any size. EcoStrategies can assess drinking water supply and demand for your organization or municipality and design a system that dovetails with the requirements of both.
The transmission of stormwater or drinking water from one place to another carries with it the requirement for careful consideration of both the transmission structures and the surrounding environment. EcoStrategies is able to size and design the placement of the necessary transmission facilities to ensure the job is done safely and efficiently.
Recent regulatory changes in New York State now require the permitting of any water withdrawal with an uptake that exceeds 100,000 gallons per day. EcoStrategies can assist your organization in tackling this compliance issue by generating a completed permit package with all of the documents and associated secondary permit applications necessary to meet the new water withdrawal permitting requirements.
The treatment and reduction of stormwater runoff is a key factor to any site development project. Sediment laden stormwater is considered a pollutant and EcoStrategies can prepare your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan to make sure stormwater is properly managed in a cost effective and aesthetically pleasing manner. We can also perform New York State mandated inspections. EcoStrategies has on staff both a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) as well as a Qualified Inspector of Erosion and Sediment Control. We have prepared and inspected SWPPPs in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties including within the City of Jamestown.
Erosion and Sediment Control Plans are a requirement for construction or development near any state-protected water resource such as streams, lakes, or rivers. Preventing erosion and the discharge of sediment laden water not only protects the water resource at the project site but downstream as well. We have prepared ECPs for projects in Chautauqua, Warren, and Elk Counties on or near protected water resources such as Chautauqua Lake and Tionesta Creek.
A site grading and drainage plan that accurately assesses water and soil volumes to be re-distributed will save you time and money in material costs. EcoStrategies has the resources necessary to analyze an existing site and model proposed changes so runoff is directed appropriately with as little impact as possible to the surrounding environment.
The destructive capabilities of water are well known in the Northeast US. Often restoring and stabilizing an eroded bank or shoreline can not only protect your property from further loss and destruction but can also make it look better. We specialize in using green infrastructure techniques to repair and restore water interfaces with designs that stand the test of time. EcoStrategies has completed shoreline restoration projects on Chautauqua Lake as well as streambank restoration projects several creeks in Chautauqua, Warren, and Elk Counties.
As an organization or municipality it’s one of your goals to make use of as many funding opportunities as you can. At EcoStrategies we’re prepared to help your grant application score as well as it possibly can. We have the ability to supplement your application with maps, charts, and diagrams that will help your project goals jump off the page.
EcoStrategies is committed to dedicated service to local organizations and municipalities. Simply put: We’ll be there when you need us!
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