Through passage of the Phase II State Stormwater regulations, New Jersey now requires any project which involves more than one acre of disturbance to provide advanced stoprmwater management. These regulations apply both to single lots as well as to subdivisions; boh residential and commercial. Depending on local discretion, they may even require retrofits of existing developed sites during the site plan process.
Basically, the regulations require reduction of peak rates of runoff to levels below pre-construction values, the preservation of groundwater recharge, and the treatment of runoff for water quality considerations. Unfortunately, achieving these goals has added appreciable expense to a project in tems of both design and construction costs.
Pequest Engineering has successfully achieved NJDEP approvals on its recent site plan projects under the new regulations. In fact, we were one of the earliest firms to gain an approval in 2005.
After initially discussing with a Client a project's scope, Pequest Engineering can explore means of legally avoiding regulation. Then, if necessary, with knowledge of various management alternatives, we can meet with review agency representatives to discuss stormwater concepts before costly design is commenced. Thereafter, through computer applications, we can effectively evaluate and size various treatment components.
We have found that early contact with local and State agencies is key to minimizing costly and duplicative design effort.
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