Stormwater Management Services

Shield Engineering’s innovative stormwater management services assist public and private sectors in developing cost-effective plans for protection of surface water resources. Our approach integrates the best in conveyance, flood control, and floodplain management, while keeping in mind water quality and open-space goals. We specialize in drainage design, comprehensive storm water management planning, flood control, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, conveyance design and integrated site design.


Stormwater Permitting

Permitting experience is a cornerstone of our capabilities in meeting your municipal stormwater permit needs. Along with completing the appropriate permit applications or Notices of Intent, we can perform water quality modeling for Total Suspended Solids (TSS), metals, volatiles and other parameters which may have benchmark standards, provide staff training, outfall testing, annual permit reviews and prepare reports, informational / educational programs for stormwater runoff and comprehensive stormwater management studies.


Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

Delegated to most States to administer through their own programs, the EPA sets minimum requirements for stormwater pollution prevention among new and existing construction projects and industrial activities. An effective Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) may help you avoid fines, elude erosion and other detrimental project setbacks, and keep wildlife and plant life around your jobsite safe. Shield’s stormwater pollution experts can help you determine the right course of action for your potential onsite water issues and recommend corrective action in the event you’re already experiencing problems.


Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans

Improper stormwater management can lead to soil erosion and detrimental sedimentation around your project site. Shield can help:

  • NPDES Permit Applications and Compliance 
  • Assistance Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans 
  • Stream Restoration 
  • 401/404 Permitting


Hydraulic Modeling

Modeling is used to predict failures, achieve proper layout, and effectively “test” proposed stormwater solutions. Shield Engineering has extensive experience in hydraulic modeling including:

  • Bridge Modeling 
  • Culvert Modeling 
  • Storm Drainage Modeling 
  • Dam Breach Modeling 
  • HEC-1, HEC-2, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, SCS-TR55, FlowMaster, Hydraflow Hydrographs


Stormwater Design and Rehabilitation

Proper planning is an integral part of any water-conscious design. Let Shield’s cutting edge scientific tools and techniques help you design and engineer a successful solution to your stormwater concerns.

  • Watershed Studies 
  • FEMA Applications and Map Revisions 
  • Hydraulic Reports for Structures 
  • Combined System Studies 
  • Storm Sewer Design and Rehabilitation 
  • Flood Control Inspections of Post-Construction 
  • Stormwater Structures and BMPs


Stream Restoration

Restoration activities may range from a simple removal of a disturbance which inhibits natural stream function, to stabilization of stream banks, to more dynamic intervention such as installation of stormwater management facilities, such as constructed wetlands. Some typical goals for stream restoration and recovery are to:

  • Prevent erosion on residential properties and protect infrastructure
  • Prevent flooding of residential properties caused by debris or sediment in the channel
  • Protect bridge abutments, bridges, and road crossings
  • Protect valuable land
  • Protect a municipal water supply 
  • Maintain or restore water quality


Contact our team today.

We’re committed to protecting developed areas and preserving waterways as well as expanding the publics’ access to recreational resources. Call Shield today to find out how we can assist you in building a comprehensive stormwater management plan.