The City of Rochester, New Hampshire has selected a team led by Geosyntec to provide professional engineering services related to their planned stormwater infrastructure capital improvements.
The three-year, on-call contract will allow us to help the City with projects related to municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) and NPDES compliance, nutrient management, stormwater drainage, Capital Improvement Planning (CIP), stormwater management plans (SWMP), wetlands, stream restoration, and others. In fact, the team, which includes VHB, has already received its first project assignment to perform an audit of the City’s stormwater program and current MS4 compliance in light of a new impending MS4 permit.
Rob Roseen, the Project Director and head of the firm’s water resources practice in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire office, says, “This is our team’s second stormwater win with the City of Rochester, the first being the development of stormwater zoning and land development regulations and planning approaches. We view this newest win as further indication of the City’s trust in our industry-leading stormwater practice and our ability to help them improve stormwater quality in the City, which is threatened by a rapidly increasing amount of impervious land cover.”
According to a recent City report, for the period of April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013, the city of 30,000 people processed 28 local construction-related stormwater permits, suggesting an increase in construction activity as compared to recent years, which will increase impervious cover and stormwater related issues. The Geosyntec team will be a key player in helping the City tackle this situation head on.