Water Quality Investigation

Municipalities are responsible for maintaining massive amounts of sewer infrastructure, but like any plumbing, these system can spring leaks. These seemingly tiny holes in an otherwise intact system can contribute significant amounts of pollution to natural surface waters as the leaking sewer system water makes its way into storm sewer pipes or culvert outlets discharging into streams and rivers. For this reason Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, or IDDE, programs are an important part of water-based ecosystem restoration projects.

Watershed Consulting has experience leading IDDE projects and knows how to get the job done as efficiently as possible. From our initial desktop GIS survey to our field methods, developed in conjunction with nationally-recognized water quality leaders Center for Watershed Protection, we have the experience, skillset, and background to quickly identify a potentially hazardous discharge and devise a solution to quickly and economically plug the leak. Working with the City of St. Albans, Watershed Consulting surveyed over 100 potential illicit discharge sites and helped the City fix the problem.


  • St. Albans Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

    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.



Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

We model, design, plan, and supervise construction of innovative stormwater management practices such as rain gardens, bio-swales, and green gutters to make your next project more attractive, functional, and economical.

Permitting

Permitting

From Multi-Sector General Permits to Construction General Permits and everything in between, we can guide you through the process efficiently from start to finish.

River Management

River Management

We specialize in assisting communities and businesses with the prevention and repair of damage to river ecosystems through complex modeling and comprehensive design.

Water Quality Investigation

Water Quality Investigation

We offer comprehensive water quality sampling and analysis including Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) surveys to help you meet your water quality goals.

Watershed Master Planning

Watershed Master Planning

We provide technical assistance to communities developing Stormwater Management Programs under the MS4 permit, implementation of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) plans, and BMP site evaluation and design services.