To obtain a land development permit, most municipalities require a site hydrology study, stormwater impact analysis, or other such "hydro report" from the engineer. As the southeast United States has grown in the past decades, regulatory guidelines have become much more stringent and increasingly confusing for engineers not specifically focused on stormwater. To further complicate matters, regulations vary widely from one municipality to the next. Even municipalities who claim to "follow the Blue Book" (Georgia Stormwater Management Manual) frequently interpret the GSMM differently, and nearly all have different expectations for the type of deliverable they wish to review. And that is just the tip of the iceberg, as many site engineers already know.
The science, engineering, and art of site hydrology itself varies widely by location, because hydrology modeling is a reflection of the topography, the land use, the soils, and the weather. No two sites are the same. Regional differences in watershed characteristics have led, over time, to regional variations in the engineering standards and practices used to evaluate site hydrology. You want an engineer that understands all of this.
The staff of Campbell Civil Consulting has designed hundreds of stormwater management facilities for land development projects in the Gulf Coast states, with a primary emphasis on Georgia and the Metro Atlanta area. We are familiar with the rules, regulations, guidelines, and unspoken hurdles that go into stormwater management, for new development, redevelopment, and maintenance and repair of existing facilities.
Campbell Civil Consulting provides site hydrology design for a reasonable fee, that varies widely by project scope. Typical site hydrology studies cost between $2,000 and $10,000, although larger or more complicated watersheds, or sites within municipalities with particularly difficult bureaucracies, may cost more. Campbell Civil Consulting customizes our deliverable to our client's needs, and will work with our clients at all phases of design to ensure the stormwater management facility works within the land plan. All designs are digital in AutoCAD DWG format, and can be easily incorporated into the overall site design. Please feel free to contact Campbell Civil Consulting by phone or email to discuss possible projects and obtain a quote for services.