Watershed Management

CT Consultants regularly assists clients by developing controls for stormwater and providing improvements to water quality. CT has the technology and staff experience to plan and design facilities for detention, wetland control and protection.  State of the art technologies are utilized for all planning and design efforts.

View an interactive map of some of our projects here. 

Watershed Planning

At CT Consultants our passion is to create plans that not only preserve, but enhance the plant, animal and human communities within a watershed boundary. Watershed management is the process of comprehensively planning, guiding and organizing land use to sustainably protect and improve the quality of natural resources within a contributing drainage boundary. This process is vital because contaminated runoff caused by agriculture, transportation and development is the biggest contributor to water pollution.

Watershed planning helps to control pollution by identifying different kinds of contamination present in a watershed, how those pollutants are transported and recommending ways to reduce or eliminate those sources. Through proper watershed planning, the quality of surface, ground and drinking water can be enriched.

  • Drainage Studies and Master Drainage Plans
  • Flood Plain Management
  • GIS Mapping
  • Stormwater Modeling
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Low-Impact Development Techniques (LID)
  • Streambank Restoration/Protection
  • Sustainable Infrastructure

Infrastructure Design

Grey infrastructure involves engineered systems such as stormwater collection methods and water and wastewater treatment plants that utilize a centralized approach to managing stormwater. These are traditional human-made constructed assets that are often watertight.

Green infrastructure design is a subset of the sustainable and resilient infrastructure movement. Green design strategies are critical everywhere, but especially in urban watersheds where there are more impervious surfaces and contaminants than in rural communities.

Green infrastructure strategies emphasize a landscape-based approach designed to slow runoff by promoting absorption and evaporation while filtering out pollutants through physical, chemical and biological processes. This is achieved through the use of green best management practices such as bioretention cells, green streetscapes, vegetated swales and permeable pavements. While not only improving stormwater quality, these practices aid in managing stormwater quantity by detaining and diverting runoff away from existing stormwater infrastructure.

By utilizing green infrastructure, CT Consultants engineers innovative stormwater management systems that restore natural habitats, revitalize ecosystems and enhance aesthetics. By accomplishing these objectives, we are helping to provide a brighter, more sustainable future for the communities we serve.

  • Stormwater Collection Systems (Conduits/Roadside Channels)
  • Retention/Detention Facilities
  • CSO Elimination
  • Culverts
  • Bridge Design and Hydraulics
  • Dam Design/Rehabilitation