Environmental Consulting & Engineering Services - from Concept to Reality

Water Resources & Stormwater

Case Study

RIDEM Biomonitoring
RIDEM Biomonitoring

Since 2002, ESS has provided the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) with annual aquatic monitoring services at hundreds of locations.
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The scientific foundation of ESS, in combination with a strong environmental engineering staff, provides a very well-balanced approach in dealing with ecosystem dynamics. They use a very sound scientific investigative basis for their decision making process. I highly recommend ESS to provide long-term pond management oversight.

Savas Danos, General Manager, Littleton Electric Light & Water

Overview - Water Resources & Stormwater

Lake AssessmentESS has completed hundreds of water resource and stormwater management projects for federal, state, and local government agencies, regional planning authorities, non-profit watershed organizations, and private sector clients. The combined expertise of ESS’s team of environmental scientists, engineers, and planners have provided regional and project-specific water resource and stormwater solutions. Our comprehensive and integrated water resource management and stormwater services include:

  • Water Quality and Sediment Sampling and Analysis
  • Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys
  • Stream Flow Monitoring
  • Watershed and Water Quality Assessments
  • Aquatic Habitat and Pond Restoration
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling
  • Lake and Pond Diagnostic/Feasibility Studies
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting and Compliance
  • Pollutant Loading and TMDL Assessments
  • Municipal (MS4) Stormwater Compliance
  • Stormwater Management and Design
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  • Low Impact Development (LID) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Drainage Studies and Design
  • Flood and Coastal Hazard Analysis
  • Water Supply Investigations
  • GIS Analysis and Mapping
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Federal, State, and Local Permitting

Stormwater Planning Through Compliance

ESS offers the full spectrum of stormwater services from stormwater management plans and design development to permitting and compliance monitoring. Our experience includes addressing our client’s stormwater issues during both construction and operations of their developments and facilities. We collaborate with our clients to incorporate the most practical and cost-effective LID stormwater design principles into projects. We have developed and implemented several innovative stormwater solutions in accordance with stringent NPDES permit requirements. We validate the effectiveness of these systems by conducting dry and wet weather stormwater sampling to ensure compliance.

Focus on Watershed-scale Assessments

ESS has assisted numerous state and local government agencies, regional planning authorities, and non-profit watershed organizations in protecting and restoring water resources. We have the in-house experience and capability to undertake a full range of physical, chemical, and biological studies associated with watershed-scale assessments. We have experience utilizing GIS analytical tools, hydrologic and water quality models, and comprehensive field studies to develop watershed management plans and implement water quality improvements.