Water Monitoring & Modeling

Our engineering and technology teams combine water, wastewater and stormwater management strategies to approach wet infrastructure from an integrated water management perspective. We employ extensive water monitoring and modeling technologies to detect discharges, predict annual loads and calculate the effectiveness of various best management practices (BMPs). Our innovative and comprehensive methods for addressing total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) makes Woolpert an industry leader in stormwater and wastewater management.

Flow Monitoring

Woolpert applies a common sense approach to sewer rehabilitation by identifying and removing bottlenecks in the system. We prioritize defect rehabilitations that will significantly impact flows to achieve the highest return on your investment and ensure your desired wet-weather capacity.

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Flow Monitoring Ring Installed

Woolpert maintains an extensive inventory of more than 300 temporary and long-term wireless flow monitors and utilizes real-time, web-hosted data to help you better manage your wastewater collection system. In addition, built-in alarming capabilities provide the ability to constantly monitor any part of your collection system, no matter how remote.

Water Quality Monitoring

The ability to assess potential impacts to water quality and meet effluent limitations is largely dependent on developing the right monitoring program.

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Whether it’s immediate water quality/quantity needs or long-term watershed permit requirements and TMDLs, our experience with both traditional sampling and cutting-edge technology provides you with the peace of mind that you have the right data to meet regulatory requirements.

Whether you need a simple grab-sampling monitoring program or a sophisticated permanent monitoring station equipped with commercial sensors and remote telemetry, Woolpert can design a program that meets your needs.

We can also host your monitoring data and customize restricted websites so you can review your data on the go.

Woolpert’s innovative water quality monitoring programs help MS4 operators meet new EPA mandates, implement and challenge TMDLs and react in real time to illicit discharges.

Woolpert provides the following water quality monitoring services:

  • Trend/statistical analysis
  • TMDL evaluation/compliance
  • Illicit discharge detection and tracking
  • BMP performance
  • Sensor validation
  • Model calibration
  • Flood hazard notification
  • Flood monitoring
  • Surrogate correlation
  • Weather stations

Modeling

Can Woolpert see the future of your water system? Of course not. But we can do the next best thing—model it and forecast possible outcomes. With our suite of water modeling tools, Woolpert can help you analyze your system’s capacity, identify discharges and determine viable solutions for flood zones.

We employ and support a variety of water-modeling technologies, including our very own, IDEAL, to simulate real-world events and develop BMPs to optimize performance. Whatever your water-modeling need—from scrutinizing rainfall events to predicting spikes in flow, look to Woolpert to support even your most complex water-modeling projects.

SSES and Utility Inventories

Combined sewer system issues and sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) are an ongoing source of anxiety for wastewater collection system owners and managers. Woolpert can relieve your anxiety with industry-leading sanitary sewer evaluation surveys (SSES) and utility inventories. Grounded in decades of experience and state-of-the-art technology, we provide the data and strategies you need to efficiently manage your system and plan for the future.

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From GPS field crews documenting your network to design staff helping you implement appropriate sewer rehabilitation programs, Woolpert provides the services, personnel and technology you can trust to help you get the most out of your wastewater collection system.

Woolpert’s comprehensive, straightforward approach to SSES and sewer rehabilitation helps you achieve a sound return on your collection system capital investments.

Woolpert provides the following SSES and utility inventory services:

  • Building inspections
  • Dyed water flooding and tracing
  • Flow isolations
  • Force main inspections
  • Manhole condition assessments
  • Pipeline cleaning and CCTV
  • Pump station evaluations
  • Smoke testing
  • Temporary and long-term flow monitoring
  • Utility mapping
  • Water, sewer and storm water modeling