Stormwater management is an evolving, complex challenge faced by jurisdictions across the country. Both rural and urban areas have increasing concerns about the destructive power of water from flooding, erosion, and water quality-related issues. With proper planning, however, stormwater management challenges can become opportunities to improve the overall health of a given environment.
As a natural resource and an integral part of the water cycle, stormwater must be preserved and protected. The Snyder & Associates professionals take this responsibility seriously — bringing together industry best practices, design standards, and the natural environment to create smart, right-sized solutions.
Our team of engineers, environmental scientists, planners, and certified floodplain managers specialize in stormwater management planning, offering a full range of services. We don’t believe in “one size fits all” solutions. From developing innovative designs to using tried and true methods, we tailor our recommendations specifically for your site, needs, and budget.
Lasting client relationships, built on a philosophy of responsive, personal service, allow us to develop an intimate knowledge of local stormwater and water quality issues. A strong understanding of the environment, geographical area, and local jurisdiction needs have created an unmatched depth of project experience.
Historically, stormwater management planning was handled jurisdiction by jurisdiction with little regard for watershed boundaries. Guiding the development of Watershed Management Authorities (WMA), we’ve witnessed the power of jurisdictions coming together to improve water quality and reduce flooding. We’re proud to help facilitate these improvements and are excited to apply our experience in assisting other watersheds.
Utilizing the latest research to develop creative solutions is important to improve water quality. A critical part of this is educating the public and other stakeholders since improving water quality is a collaborative community effort. Our teams are committed to applying planning, environmental science, landscape architecture, and engineering expertise to help you solve complex water quality issues.
A stormwater management plan provides a clear understanding of a community’s water objectives or initiatives and highlights where opportunities for improvement exist. We’ll help you navigate this often complex process to plan and prepare for your stormwater needs.
Our team understands that implementing several stormwater management practices can help maximize limited resources, resulting in a system that’s an individualized amenity instead of just infrastructure.
Close working relationships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and state and local floodplain regulators help us mitigate potential permitting issues and gain important insight on proposed projects. Identifying and addressing potential floodplain issues early on during project development allows us to navigate the regulatory process seamlessly.
Our extensive floodplain management services include:
Stormwater collection systems usually operate “out of sight, out of mind” until they’re pushed beyond capacity. Drainage systems installed decades ago may still be in good structural condition, yet ongoing urban development and changing weather patterns can result in infrastructure that is undersized for today’s conditions. Analyzing an entire drainage network and the interaction between components for different rainfall events is a complex process.
Our team utilizes advanced hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software to help identify and optimize proposed drainage system improvements. This allows us to evaluate existing stormwater conditions and deliver customized stormwater management solutions.
Putting stormwater management plans into action can be daunting when comparing project costs and available budgets, but numerous funding resources can help. The experts at Snyder & Associates can assist in finding potential funding sources, writing grant applications, and administering the appropriate documentation necessary to qualify.