Stormwater Management & Compliance

Our team of experts can help plan and manage stormwater systems at any point in the process, from inspection to design and installation - even ongoing maintenance - to help you overcome your stormwater challenges.

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Effective Stormwater Management Solutions That Ensure Regulatory Compliance & Ecological Benefits

Stormwater runoff accumulates chemicals, debris, and sediment that can cause damage to natural resources. Through stormwater management systems like bioretention basins, flooding and demands on public stormwater drainage systems can be reduced and the quality of nearby water resources can improve.

To get the maximum benefits, stormwater management systems require careful planning and maintenance. Overgrown vegetation, local regulation compliance, and flooding are some common challenges, and Davey Resource Group (DRG) can step in at any part of the process—from design and installation through ongoing maintenance—to help you overcome stormwater challenges. 

The DRG team can also assist you in developing a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) plan for a construction site or an industrial facility. Our SWPPPs include a plan for site specific Best Management Practices (BMPs), along with detailed site maps and topographic maps as required.

We Have The Team & Science To Support You

Part of our clients’ successes is the science behind our services. The expertise of our stormwater professionals, engineers, landscape architects, botanists and ecologists, backed by the scientists at Davey’s in-house technical development and research department, brings the latest science to our clients’ properties at any part of the project process.

How We Can Support Your Stormwater Projects

Design & Installation

Designing and installing stormwater management systems can be a daunting process. With several different types of systems to select—rain gardens, bioswales, pavers—each with different uses and benefits, developing a stormwater management system can seem overwhelming. Davey Resource Group’s team of experts have the skills and experience with a number of system types and guides the client through the complete design-build process, aligning objectives and budget with the best solution for their needs.

Inspections & Reports

Davey Resource Group leverages existing relationships with regulatory bodies and innovative technologies such as ResourceKeeper to streamline the stormwater inspection and reporting process. Our team has the knowledge and experience with stormwater regulations to perform detailed inspections and help create precise reports in a timely manner. We can assist with:

  • Retention and detention basins
  • Ponds
  • Pervious paving systems
  • Green infrastructure stormwater control measures

Ongoing Maintenance

Stormwater management systems require routine maintenance to continue performing at their best. The ongoing maintenance stormwater management systems require, such as vegetation management, biomass removal, invasive species removal, and minor repairs should be performed by a trusted environmental consulting professional such as the DRG team of experts. Our staff has partnered with large corporate and municipal clients as well as HOAs and residential homeowners.

Stormwater Runoff Green Infrastructure

How To Manage Stormwater Runoff With Green Infrastructure

How is green infrastructure different from traditional stormwater management?

Green infrastructure mimics the way natural areas absorb and clean stormwater. Bioretention systems, bioswales, vegetated swales, and rain gardens provide an environment where stormwater can be filtered and absorbed into the ground through sand, rocks, and other natural means before returning to waterways.

Not only does this provide an environmentally-friendly stormwater solution, but green infrastructure can also reduce the amount of stormwater entering public sewer systems.

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Why Should You Use A Certified Professional For Stormwater BMPs For Inspections And Maintenance?

Some communities require certified professionals to complete routine inspections, such as stormwater inspection reports and annual stormwater inspections. These professionals have specialized knowledge and specific insight into the health and aesthetics of a stormwater system, and having them on staff adds a layer of confidence for the regulatory bodies that the job will be done within the appropriate constraints.

These often include:

  • Certified Erosion Sediment Stormwater Inspectors (CESSWI)
  • Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)
  • National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)
  • Qualified Stormwater Manager™ Certificate of Training (QSM)

Partner With Davey Resource Group For Your Next Project

With local offices across the country, our team of experts can provide the guidance, analysis, and quality service you need to manage the natural resources on your property. From wetlands and streams to stormwater management and tree inventories, we offer turn-key solutions for clients nationwide.

Stormwater Management

How To Simplify Stormwater Management

Developing a smart, compliant stormwater management plan is essential to every successful project.

Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Gain an understanding of NPDES permitting
  • Have a plan before you break ground
  • Automate general maintenance

Featured Stormwater Management Work

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Brunswick Forest Construction, Leland, NC

DRG provided turn-key environmental services at all phases of development for Brunswick Forest, a 4,600 acre planned community in Leland, North Carolina, including wetland delineation, groundwater monitoring, and permit compliance.
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Davey Maintains Frequently Used Green Space At Graduate Hotel

Davey’s crews are on-site at The Graduate Hotel, maintaining its unique outdoor space that provides a break from the hustle and bustle of a university campus.
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Rain Garden Installation For Holloway Ponds HOA, Maplewood, MN

DRG helped Holloway Ponds HOA install an environmentally-sustainable alternative to traditional landscaping through a series of raingardens. DRG’s design plan was developed to eliminate turf, reduce stormwater runoff from the adjacent road, and support a variety of pollinator species.
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Rain Garden Installation, Chicago, IL

Davey Resource Group installed a rain garden at Sullivan High in Chicago which became a hands-on learning experience for the school’s biology students while also helping to reach the school’s sustainability goals.
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Green Infrastructure Installation, Cincinnati, OH

Davey Resource Group went above and beyond expectations while helming a 5-year contract with the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District to maintain two green infrastructure stormwater control measures in the city.
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Community Center Landscaping & Stormwater BMP, Maplewood, MN

Davey Resource Group mixed aesthetics and function by installing a specialized tree trench system to address stormwater management and encourage public use of the space at the entrance to Maplewood Community Center.
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Stormwater Management & Invasive Species Control, Homer Glen, IL

DRG transformed a barren stormwater basin into a thriving ecosystem and trail system at Culver Park in Homer Glen, Illinois.
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Stormwater Management & Greenway Creation, St. Paul, MN

When the Hamline Church experienced water intrusion issues, DRG was called in to build a green infrastructure project that converted parking lot spaces into a greenway path that annually absorbs 190,000 gallons of stormwater.
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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Keeping Up Appearances At The Cuyahoga County Public Library

The Cuyahoga County Public Library has 27 branches, each with unique landscaping and grounds management needs. Davey’s multi-division collaboration makes sure each branch’s needs are met.
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Banking On High Quality Grounds Maintenance At Fifth Third Bank

Davey crews maintain the grounds of more than 80 Fifth Third Bank locations throughout Northeast Ohio and Indianapolis, supporting a longtime Ohio financial institution.
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