Storm water management (SWM) can be as simple as constructing
a low volume swale or as complex as an in-line dam in a sensitive
woodland with multiple feeder utilities following the stream valley.
In addition, these various systems often require long-term
maintenance, debris removal, dredging, waterproofing structures and
pipe sliplining. Understanding and performing both the
construction and maintenance of these facilities gives us the
ability to recommend new construction adjustments that minimize
future maintenance requirements.
of these systems are in urban areas and require tailored safety
procedures for unique hazards, such as working in areas containing
biohazards or shoring slopes for the construction of a concrete
footer 20 feet below a stream invert. EQR employs a full time safety
officer and experienced project managers to keep all projects, both
simple and complex, safe and efficient.
EQR’s experience extends to all types of SWM systems. We have
constructed detention ponds, bioretention facilities, and
various associated structures, such as inlets, outfalls, and
risers. We have helped refine applicable Best Management
Practices, and continue to explore ways to improve outfall water
temperature control as well as volume control.
EQR has won several public and private unit price contracts for
construction and maintenance of hundreds of facilities.