Since 2005 Watershed Consulting has been involved in hundreds of projects throughout the Northeast United States. From Green Stormwater Infrastructure design and permitting to comprehensive watershed planning, we’ve seen it all and we can help you get your next project off the ground. Below are just a few of our many projects.
As the Town of Brattleboro was initially settled, the steep topography along the edges of the Connecticut River Valley as well as the need to use the brook for water power concentrated initial development along Whetstone Brook.
WCA undertook the challenge of revising and updating the VT DEC’s guidance booklet previously known as the “Vermont Low Impact Development Guide for Residential and Small Sites.”
Potash Brook lies primarily in South Burlington, VT and is classified as stormwater impaired. The City of South Burlington contracted Watershed Consulting Associates and Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
WCA was hired by the VT DEC to develop a road erosion inventory methodology. This methodology served to identify sections of roads in need of erosion and sediment control, rank the degree of need, and provide a cost estimate for remediation.
WCA performed an intensive desktop and field analysis of the St. Albans Town and City stormwater management systems to evaluate contributing drainage to surface, stormwater, and combined sewer systems, and to develop a GIS database of this information.
WCA was awarded a contract through the VT Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) Ecosystem Restoration Program to conduct field-based mapping of Bennington’s stormsewer infrastructure.
Watershed Consulting Associates (WCA) digitized the Crystal Springs water system for the owner.
When the City of Burlington, VT wanted to analyze and model the complex stormwater runoff in its urban core for Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) implementation, they chose Watershed for the task.
Watershed helped design and implement a stormwater retrofit plan including a hydrodynamic swirl separation, stream stabilization and restoration, and ecological landscape design.
Partners: Lakeside Environmental Group (LEG)
University of Vermont research professor, Stephanie Hurley, received a grant to create an outdoor learning laboratory in an effort to monitor bioretention performance under simulated climate change scenarios. With Lakeside Environmental Group, Watershed provided Hydrologic and Hydraulic modeling support and design guidance for the implementation of eight curb-side bioretention cells, on the University of Vermont campus.
Working with the Friends of the Winooski River, Watershed conducted a hydrologic analysis and designed a solution to mitigate damaging stormwater runoff in a small hardware store parking lot that was causing substantial erosion of the stream bank.
Watershed used an innovated permeable pavement system to reduce stormwater runoff at this residential re-development in Essex Junction, VT.
Gravel wetlands are a cost-effective, efficient means of treating stormwater runoff, which is why the VT Department of Environmental Conservation contracted Watershed to design a gravel wetland system for a Park and Ride facility in St. Albans, VT.
A portion of Stevens Brook in St. Albans is classified as stormwater-impaired under the EPA 303d waters list. The City of St. Albans contracted Watershed to complete a watershed-wide retrofit assessment and modeling study for flow restoration of Stevens Brook as part of the implementation of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) plan for the watershed.
Small leaks from sanitary sewer pipes can add up to create large pollution problems. The Illicit Discharge and Detection Elimination study performed by WCA sought to find as many of those leaks as possible to provide an expedient solution to a persistent problem.
Restoring upper watershed streams to their natural functioning state is a priority in Vermont. Sugarbush Resort in Warren, VT contracted Watershed to design a cost-effective stream-restoration culvert retrofit that would allow fish to again swim upstream, and natural background sediment to move downstream.
Pike Industries is one of the largest sand, gravel, and asphalt producers in New England. Their daily operations include stormwater management and runoff control under the Multi-Sector General Permit which Watershed manages for Pike Industries for their Vermont facilities.