Stormwater Management Services

 

When the Water’s Rising, We Will
Help Keep Your Feet Dry

LAN offers the complete spectrum of stormwater management services, including initial planning and feasibility studies, experienced design engineering and construction support, and permitting and regulatory compliance.

2-Dimensional (2D) Modeling

2D hydrodynamic modeling has become a powerful tool to investigate areas impacted by flooding during rainfall events. By modeling historic rainfall events, 2D modeling helps accurately demonstrate rainfall depth and flow direction. Our 2D modeling specialists apply practical modeling techniques to fully understand stormwater conveyance system performance during flood events, identify the root cause of flooding problems, develop solutions on localized and regional scales, and document improvement benefits.

Water Quality Management & Modeling

With more communities experiencing substantial population growth, urbanization, and aging infrastructure, receiving water bodies are becoming increasingly polluted by urban runoff and wastewater leaks. The LAN team has developed water quality tools to quantify the cost and effectiveness of proposed water quality improvement measures. Our water quality team can work directly with communities and agencies to address existing impairments, as well as guide future watershed planning to improve sustainability and quality of life.

Thermal Modeling

Cooling water discharged from power plants and industrial facilities may have negative impacts on receiving water bodies and ecosystems. Our thermal modeling team has the tools and extensive experience to evaluate and address thermal discharge issues, as well as support the permitting process with regulatory agencies. We are knowledgeable of current and impending state and federal regulations and can assist affected industries with technical support to meet or maintain compliance.

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) Permitting

The Clean Water Act is the primary federal law that regulates water pollution to surface waters and requires most municipalities have an MS4 permit to regulate stormwater discharges. LAN can support a variety of compliance obligations, including:

  • Permit application
  • Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) / Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) development
  • Best Management Practice (BMP) creation and implementation

We are knowledgeable of existing and emerging stormwater quality regulations and have a proven track record of keeping clients in compliance.

Community Rating System (CRS)

CRS is a flood insurance premium discount program for communities in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to adopt and enforce higher standards for better floodplain management. LAN provides assistance in all areas of the CRS process, including new CRS applications, verification, program optimization, and individual activities within the CRS program.

 

LAN has experience with Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) stormwater discharge permits, stormwater construction permits and industrial stormwater activities.
LAN developed a county-wide master plan covering all 2,500 miles of channel in Harris County, Texas.

Stormwater Management Leadership

Matt Manges
Matt Manges, P.E., CFM
Team Leader, Regional Stormwater Manager
Matt leads LAN’s Houston Stormwater Management team specializing in complex and dynamic modeling. He oversees and manages engineering services relating to hydrologic and hydraulic analysis for projects such as preliminary engineering reports, storm sewer improvements, open channel improvements, roadway improvements, floodplain delineation, and watershed master planning ...
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Jacob Torres
Jacob Torres, PhD, P.E., CFM
Project Manager, Senior Hydrologist
Education PhD Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University Master of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University Profile Jacob’s background includes urban stormwater management; regional water supply planning; hydrologic, hydraulic, and hydrodynamic analyses of coastal and tidally influenced riverine system; and water infrastructure planning. This includes work for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD), and several regional water authorities and local clients. Certifications / Licenses Professional Engineer, Texas Certified Floodplain Manager ...
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Janine Ellington
Janine Ellington, CFM
CRS/Floodplain Programs Manager
Janine Ellington has extensive experience assisting communities with the Community Rating System (CRS) program. Her unique skill sets include complete implementation of the program, and working with communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico to initiate the CRS program, as well as maintain or improve CRS ratings. As a former ISO/CRS Specialist, Janine understands how to efficiently navigate the process of joining CRS, as well as the three to five-year reverification process through the updated 2013 CRS Coordinator's Manual. She has a full understanding of newly available credit opportunities and obtaining credits with a community's current activities. Additionally, Janine has 13 years of experience as a Floodplain Administrator for local government. As a local government official, she gained extensive knowledge in the minimum requirements of the NFIP, permitting, as well as flood recovery and grant submittals for floodplain management ...
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Laura Casset
Laura Casset, P.E., CFM, CPESC
Floodplain Management & Project Funding Specialist
With 15 years of experience serving public clients in stormwater and floodplain management, Laura's background includes civil engineering design of flood mitigation projects, surface water hydrology/hydraulics, identifying project funding opportunities, grant application development, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) map revisions and studies, as well as site development, utility relocation, and transportation drainage projects throughout Texas. Laura is passionate about helping communities navigate and understand the many funding options available for design and construction of critical infrastructure projects. She has strong ties with state funding administrators including the TWDB and TDEM and is committed to working closely with jurisdictions to manage the complexities of state and federal funding program requirements ...
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