MACTEC awarded three-year contract from Lexington County for stormwater management program services

Sponsored by

ALPHARETTA, GA, Dec. 1, 2009 -- MACTEC has been has been retained by Lexington County, SC to enhance the County's stormwater management program. Allen Kibler, President of MACTEC Engineering and Consulting Inc., made the announcement.

Lexington County, pop. 248,518, is located in central South Carolina. County seat is Lexington.

According to MACTEC Project Manager/Principal Engineer Dave J. Briglio, key services to ensure compliance with the County's NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Phase II permit include:

• Watershed planning services to identify solutions to problems related to both water quality and flooding. These efforts will support floodplain management requirements set forth by FEMA and enforced by the County, as well as identifying water quality BMPs (Best Management Practices; new and retrofitted) to support TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) requirements.
• Consolidate GIS and database stormwater inventory data collected by the County, seven other NPDES Phase II Program permit holders, and assess the value of the data.
• Use GIS screening to identify potential "hot spots" for pollutant loads or illicit discharges which will save the County time and effort as they implement their sampling/monitoring program.
• Identify and potentially implement an alternative funding option to support the stormwater management program.
• Aid the County is pursuing grant funding opportunities.
• Review and identify ways to improve the format and presentation of the Land Development Manual.
• Support the County's annual stormwater reporting to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) as well as reviewing and negotiating terms and conditions of the NPDES permit with the SCDHEC.
• Perform analyses to support development of new TMDLs and/or validation of the current TMDLs, and in some cases to avoid new TMDLs by delisting impaired streams currently included on the State's 303(d) List of Impaired Waters.
• Update the County's Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Manual.

MACTEC (www.mactec.com), based in Alpharetta, GA, is a leading engineering and design, environmental, and construction firm focused on four strategic business lines: Industrial/Commercial, Infrastructure (Transportation and Municipal), Energy, and Federal. MACTEC offers an ever-broadening portfolio of sustainable solutions, from renewable energy to industrial facility asset management. With annual revenues over $490 million, MACTEC's 3,000-plus employees work from over 80 offices nationwide.

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

TN town receives innovative stormwater collection system for landscape irrigation

Rainwater Resources has announced the transfer of a 1,500-gallon cistern/rainwater collection system to a former maintenance site in the city of Farragut, Tenn., which is expected to supply 15,000 gallons of water per year to the region.

Shorebird's beak incites new research on water collection at UT Arlington

A UT Arlington engineering professor and his doctoral student have recently designed a unique and innovative water-collection device based on a shorebird's beak that can accumulate water from fog and dew.

Earthquake-induced increases in streamflow occurring in California, data finds

Aside from documenting evidence of California's historic drought, new statistics from the national streamflow database have indicated that the state has experienced earthquake-induced increases in streamflow -- a recently-occurring hydrologic phenomenon.

AWWA publishes new guide on conveying value of water to stakeholders

The American Water Works Association recently released its newest publication, "Communicating Water's Value: Talking Points, Tips & Strategies, by Melanie Goetz."

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA