We offer solutions that can combine green infrastructure, detention structures, tunneling and open channel systems and underground drainage networks, in addition to comprehensive planning efforts. Our team also provides direction and recommendations to achieve regulatory compliance and manage stormwater as efficiently as possible.
To better understand the systems and develop tailored solutions, we use the most advanced and effective technology available, including geographic information systems (GIS), condition assessment techniques and rehabilitation technologies. Our extensive background in stormwater management also includes:
- Hydrologic, hydraulic and water quality modeling and training.
- Flow analysis, including infiltration and inflow (I/I).
- Regulatory review.
- Maintenance management.
- Flood alleviation.
Black & Veatch’s integrated stormwater and wastewater solutions go farther than traditional management. We strive to resourcefully handle what is typically considered a nuisance and capitalize on the potential to create multiple benefits from wet-weather facilities. In addition to green and gray infrastructure solutions to tackle combined and sanitary sewer overflows and flooding, we engineered state-of-the-art high-rate treatment facilities as they first evolved, and we continue to do so as they advance to next generation systems.
Banbury Flood Alleviation Scheme
In 1998, heavy rain caused a flood in the Banbury community which closed the railway station and many roads. Approximately 125 residential and 35 commercial properties were affected, resulting in more than £12.5 million of damage. Another flood in the summer of 2007 reinforced the need to fully implement a flood alleviation scheme.
Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation
Los Angeles, California
Proposition O in the City of Los Angeles provided the funding for a major rehabilitation of Echo Park Lake. Black & Veatch was selected by the city to conduct the design of the rehabilitation project. One of the major goals of the project was to meet the water quality objectives established by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Toledo Waterways Initiative
Any company likes to form long-term relationships with its clients, but Black & Veatch has taken the term and redefined it. Black & Veatch has continuously led and managed the massive Toledo Waterways Initiative program for Toledo, Ohio.
Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement Project
Ha Tinh, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam
The goal for Black & Veatch and the Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement Project was to improve urban environmental infrastructure in six provincial towns in central Vietnam. This is a highly flood-prone region where new capital works have not been sufficient for local communities and hundreds of thousands of residents.
Integrated Deep Tunnel Solution Will Eliminate the Impacts of CSOs in Toronto, Improving its Water Quality and Quality of Life
Like many North American cities, some of the older parts of Toronto have a combined sewer system. During extreme wet weather events, stormwater and sanitary sewer flows join. Because of effects from urbanisation, a growing population and the city’s outmoded sewer configuration, run-off from rain and melted snow blends with debris and pollutants from the cityscape and raw sewage from the sanitary system. To address the issue, the city has embarked on a $3 billion, 25-year, multi-stage initiative to upgrade its stormwater control.Read More
Black & Veatch focuses on water, wastewater and stormwater tunneling challenges, and effectively managing underground risks.
Pipeline Assessment and Upgrades
We’re developing sustainable, comprehensive solutions that balance performance with costs and risks to meet clients’ needs and resources.