Regulatory

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ALWI thoroughly understands local and state technical requirements for land use and approvals dependent on adequate water and wastewater capacity. We plan and support successful infrastructure development and expansion projects by clearly understanding client needs in the context of applicable regulations. We provide economic and insightful solutions to best achieve the goals of growth, sustainability and environmental protection. As such, our technical skill, GIS analytical qualifications, environmental planning experience and regulatory permitting expertise often prove to be of invaluable assistance.

Our keen understanding and capability to study projects and implement solutions, from a regulator’s perspective, has led to the development and refinement of a host of specialty consultative and investigative services focused on planning, implementing and supporting permitting and compliance efforts for both new and existing projects. These include planning studies, feasibility evaluations, and other customized services focused on one or more of the following:

  • Planning, Zoning and Development Review Hearing Testimony and Support – Technical Advisory Committees, Development Review Boards, Boards of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commissions, Boards of County Commissioners, Public Informational Hearings, etc.
  • Water Demand and Discharge Quantity Estimates /Flowmeter Analyses
  • Percolation Test Planning, Including “Pre-Perc” Evaluations
  • Land Treatment Feasibility Evaluations
  • Downstream Surface Water Impact Assessments and Predictions
  • TMDL Planning and Agency Liaison Services
  • Nutrient Credit Quantification and Trading
  • Stormwater Management and Assessment Support – including infiltrometer tests and related technical support for BMP implementation
  • Groundwater Allocation Feasibility Studies Pursuant to the Reasonable Use Doctrine
  • Technical Support for MDE Water Appropriation Permits and Exemptions
  • Customized, Project-Specific Work Plans and Agency Negotiation
  • Administrative Permit Application Support
  • Periodic Sampling for Permit Compliance
  • Dye Tracing Studies – Including related forensic hydrogeological analysis
  • Design and Implementation of Corrective Action Plans (CAPs)
  • Regulated Waste Characterization, Sampling and Disposal Coordination

Environmental Services

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