Feb 26, 2021

VDOT Selects Team for Water Quality Project

The Virginia Department of Transportation has engaged a team to assist in implementing its municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) program.  

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has engaged a team of A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (AMT) supported by team partner Brown and Caldwell to assist in implementing its municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) program.  

According to the press release, the program encompasses more than 50,000 miles of roadways, over 1,000 storm water management facilities, and over 15,000 regulated outfalls. 

VDOT’s MS4 is authorized to collect and safely discharge excess storm water into bodies of water within urbanized areas of the Commonwealth in adherence with Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permit limits. The program addresses control measures and special conditions to monitor and reduce pollutants discharging from its sewers, ensuring permitted total maximum daily load requirements are met to protect the water quality of streams, rivers, wetlands, and bays, added the press release. 

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VDOT’s storm sewer system is integrated with municipal systems across the Commonwealth; the AMT/Brown and Caldwell team will assist VDOT in working with these municipalities to address issues related to interconnectivity statewide.

The team will work alongside VDOT’s MS4 and storm water management leadership to review and enhance storm water management guidelines, policies, standards and specifications, and manuals to ensure ongoing VPDES permit compliance, according to the press release. 

The team will also provide inventory, inspection, and data management solutions to identify, catalog, assess, and monitor assets through enhanced data analytics and establish maintenance strategies.

“We are honored to be selected, and our vastly experienced local team is committed to helping Virginia continue to meet its water quality regulatory requirements,” said AMT Project Manager Ginny Snead, PE, CFM in the press release.

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