Water, Wastewater, & Stormwater Systems
Although each utility is a critical component of a functioning community, water, wastewater and storm drain infrastructure management each demands an independent approach to their unique challenges. Technical, regulatory and financial considerations vary, therefore a comprehensive understanding of critical factors and their respective impacts is essential to avoid squandering limited financial resources and delaying fundamental capital improvements.
Our approach to every utility project starts with identifying the most experienced and technically accomplished team for the project type and conditions. With 30 civil and municipal engineers and growing, we can commit personnel familiar with every phase and activity of your project. Our comprehensive municipal and private utility experience varies from on-site well and septic design to $25M Water Treatment Plant Improvements. A testament to our innovative and collaborative approach to infrastructure project development is evidenced by receiving the Montana ACEC Grand Prize Award for 2016 and 2018, along with the Water Resource Award in 2019. The very diverse projects addressed recent storm water flooding and more stringent water treatment regulatory standards, respectively.
In addition to typical design and construction administration services, our MT municipal engineering group has collectively prepared nearly 100 Preliminary Engineering Reports (PER’s) and associated grant applications. Through years of assisting small MT communities with all phases of project development, including operational assistance, we recognize the least costly alternative is not necessarily the appropriate solution. In the simplest terms, state and federal grants are available to subsidize project costs, however annual operation and maintenance expenses are borne entirely by users. Our primary objective will always be cost efficient and operationally simplistic improvements that exceed the client’s expectations.