Water resources management is the science of preserving our natural water environment for today and future generations. Waterway impoundment caused by the construction of dams, pollution caused by land erosion and sediment runoff, and excessive nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous have a devastating effect on our waterways. Viewed globally, water quality and water supply are two of the most pervasive environmental problems that face humanity.
JMT is proud to be a leader in applying sound engineering principles to solve these problems and achieve environmentally sensitive and sustainable designs. JMT presents innovative solutions to some of the toughest problems facing our clients. JMT was involved in the first stormwater retrofit designs for legacy pavement treatment in Maryland for the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and was instrumental in developing bioswales as the preferred Best Management Practices (BMP) for those projects.
We continue to develop design details and material specifications for new Low Impact Development (LID) BMPs for our clients in order to implement stormwater management for challenging projects such as urban environments, consider context sensitive design, increase efficiency of design, and maximize water quality benefits. JMT also assists local environmental groups in developing low impact stormwater management and BMPs, including rain gardens and bioretention basins, to treat urban runoff. These are just a few examples of how JMT designers can preserve and restore the natural water resources environment.
At JMT, we have a strong team of civil and environmental engineers to meet the challenge of creating a sustainable water resources environment. Services offered include:
- Erosion and sediment control design
- Stormwater management design – quantity and quality control
- Environmental site design
- Hydrologic/hydraulic analysis & design
- Surface drainage design – open and closed systems
- Stream and ecological restoration
- Floodplain studies and management
- National pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) compliance
- Total maximum daily loads (TMDL) compliance
- Watershed assessment and planning
- Chesapeake and Atlantic Bays critical areas compliance
- Water resources permitting – acquisition, peer reviews and compliance
- As-built certification and post award services