Global warming, urbanization and land development—these are just three of the factors putting stress on aging wastewater and stormwater collection networks.
Pipes, pumps, sewers and ditches make up the core of water collection systems, but managing sanitary waste and surface run-off involves much more than that. Our water engineers can help city planners manage water collection systems by producing master plans, action plans, maintenance plans and investment plans. We know that clients need solutions that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
The challenges of climate change: changing assumptions and preventing problems
Many existing wastewater and stormwater collection networks were built generations ago and were not designed for today’s population level—or for the changes to the timing, form and intensity of today’s precipitation and weather patterns. Sensitive to today’s new realities, our engineers have adapted their practices to help cities and municipalities cope with the challenges that lie ahead.
We regularly assist asset owners by helping them predict and prevent system blockages, breakages or overflow. Network modeling is essential for this type of work, helping clients see what actions need to be taken long before issues become a problem.