Water quality management has become increasingly important as the need to preserve and conserve water and natural resources progresses. Jones Edmunds can help you develop a plan to better manage water bodies in your area and minimize/mitigate impacts of pollutants on local natural systems as well as on surface and underground water sources. With regards to water quality, Jones Edmunds offers the following services:
- Watershed Management
- Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Assistance
- Low-Impact Development Design
- Water quality modeling
- Surface water monitoring
- Permitting assistance
- Sedimentation and erosion control
Watershed management and stormwater master planning can take on a wide range of forms depending on the project goals, specific needs in the watershed, and characteristics of the watershed. Floodplain studies and mapping are often a component of watershed management and stormwater master planning but are sometimes done independently. Likewise, hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) stormwater modeling is typically a component of planning and mapping studies but can also be done separately to help solve a specific problem as part of the preliminary engineering phase for a design or in support of an Environmental Resource Permit. FEMA Flood Map Revision Processing is often done as part of a planning study or H&H modeling project. Finally, nutrient-loading-and reduction analyses are sometimes performed as a component of large planning studies or as standalone projects in support of Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs) for TMDLs. Jones Edmunds takes a collective approach to these services by breaking them into smaller components. We have emphasized model-GIS integration because of its importance to cost-effectiveness.
Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Assistance
Jones Edmunds has an outstanding history of advocacy on TMDLs for public entities. We understand the multitude of issues involved and can help direct an approach that balances protecting the natural resources, stakeholder goals, and cost-effectiveness. From assessing the science and verifying the impairment to establishing or re-establishing load reduction requirements and the most cost-effective means to achieve them, Jones Edmunds’ team of water resources professionals provide outstanding value and creative solutions for your TMDL needs.