Your stormwater systems should be inspected after each major rain event. Property owners should be aware of the proper function of their stormwater control measures and recognize when they are failing. Stormwater runoff is meant to filter through your system in a short amount of time. Depending on the asset, water should be fully drained after 48 hours. If stormwater is held for over 72 hours, your stormwater system may not be functioning properly.
AQUALIS utilizes existing property site plans, local high-water levels, and topography maps in conjunction with hydraulic models to make educated decisions surrounding stormwater management on a property. Once a new design is created, AQUALIS will communicate with regulatory bodies on the property owner’s behalf, ensuring full compliance.
Floodplains are common across the United States, usually following a river. Floodplains are drawn depending on various factors like soil composition, slope grade and water table level. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a “special flood hazard area” has a one percent or greater chance of flooding in any given year. If your property is located in one of these areas, you are required to pay federal flood insurance. However, these zones can be edited and your property status as a hazard area can be updated with written appeals to the federal government.
Partnering with a sustainable water expert like AQUALIS can save you time and confusion associated with municipal legal proceedings. We work directly with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local governments to obtain the proper permits and submit appropriate applications.