Eastern U.S. Based Utility

Since 2007, WSSI has been a trusted partner of an Eastern U.S. based utility for environmental compliance solutions.

The Challenge

The Eastern U.S. based utility wanted a highly-specialized environmental compliance partner whose experience and background equipped them to navigate the challenges of regional regulations efficiently.

The Solution

The utility has partnered with Wetlands Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), a Davey Company, for a variety of environmental projects in Virginia and North Carolina, including:

  • Stormwater Permitting and Compliance: WSSI provides environmental compliance inspections and monitoring for numerous utility transmission and substation construction projects across the Commonwealth and into North Carolina. The work includes inspections as required by each project’s Virginia Pollution Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permit or North Carolina’s General Permit for Construction Activities. The permits require routine inspections of project erosion and sediment controls and inspection of required Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). WSSI staff continually work with utility staff and their subcontractors from initial site access installation to final site rehabilitation to ensure permit compliance. The utility has also worked with WSSI on the stormwater management plans for a pipeline project under intense public scrutiny.
  • Natural Resource Investigations: WSSI has delineated streams and wetlands and completed vegetation inventories for the utility. WSSI has also studied submerged aquatic vegetation in local rivers and surveyed and relocated mussels to support environmental compliance for this utility’s pipelines.
  • Clean Water Act Permitting: WSSI has obtained needed permits on the utility’s behalf.
  • Stormwater Facility Maintenance: WSSI works with the utility to ensure that stormwater management BMPs are functioning and in compliance with local and state regulations. Our work includes vegetation management, channel stabilization, inlet repair, and bank stabilization as well as coordination with local regulators.
  • Cultural Resources: WSSI’s archeology division has completed Phase I Archaeological studies for the utility; portions of some of the study areas also required military site (metal detecting) surveys due to their proximity to significant Civil War sites.

The Results

WSSI continues to support the utility with natural resource investigations, permitting, and environmental compliance projects.

>> Contact us to learn more about Davey's Utility Solutions

Related Client Work

DSC 5350
Electric Investor-Owned Utility

DRG’s Full System Verification Helps Utility Decrease Outage Frequency In Michigan

DRG’s system inventory provides a Michigan utility with the most recent information on their distribution system, allowing the utility to make informed decisions that can decrease outage duration and frequency.
Read More
IMG 2549
Electric Investor-Owned Utility

DRG Uses Native Pollinator Plants To Reduce Wildfire Risk For SoCal Edison In San Bernardino County, CA

SoCal Edison and Davey Resource Group partnered on a pilot project in San Bernardino County to remove fire-prone invasive vegetation from their rights-of-way and replace it with fire-resistant native pollinator habitats.
Read More
Two Employees
Two Employees

Get In Touch With Us!

We pride ourselves at Davey Tree on providing prompt, professional and personalized service from certified arborists that live, work and engage in your community. Contact one of our Davey Tree specialists for your residential, commercial, utility, or environmental needs.

Let's Find What
You're Looking For!