McGill Assists the Town of St. Pauls with Stormwater Management
Over the past few years, the Town of St. Pauls has been severely impacted by periodic stormwater flooding difficulties which were compounded by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. As a result of infiltration and inflow of runoff that exceeds the capacity of the stormwater conveyances, stormwater has had a negative impact on the Town’s sewage system, resulting in treatment and capacity concerns.
MCGILL SECURED FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF ST. PAULS
With McGill’s assistance, the Town was able to assess its current stormwater infrastructure and develop a proactive flood mitigation strategy with funds provided by the Golden LEAF Foundation. Using the plan’s conclusions — funding will be allocated to areas deemed high priority.
MCGILLS INVOLVEMENT IN ST. PAULS STORMWATER MANAGENT EFFORTS
For this initiative, McGill not only mapped the extent, condition, and material of the current system in place — but also assessed the conveyance capacity through hydraulic and hydrologic analysis, identified current and potential hotspot areas of widespread and nuisance flooding, evaluated alternatives and recommended solutions for each area, prepared a Stormwater Master Plan that included prioritizing the recommended solutions, and provided a financial plan to identify various funding strategies for the implementation of the Stormwater Master Plan.
MCGILL’S WATER RESOURCES TEAM’S CONTINUED INVOLVEMENT WITH ST. PAULS
Pinehurst Office Manager David Honeycutt has been serving the Town of St. Pauls for many years as an on-call engineer. He said, “One of the ways McGill is currently assisting the Town of St. Pauls is through a sewer rehabilitation project to reduce infiltration and inflow (I/I) in older clay sewer lines. We are working with the Town to secure funding to replace or rehabilitate those lines to improve their service.”
HOW MCGILL’S HOLISTIC APPROACH TO STORMWATER MANAGEMENT IS BENEFITING ST. PAULS RESIDENTS
The Town of St. Pauls and its 947 households and 120 businesses have and will continue to benefit directly or indirectly from McGill’s holistic approach to stormwater management.
“By reducing (I/I) and the potential for sanitary sewer overflow, we are reducing impact on the environment and reducing the potential for clogged lines that could backup into residents’ homes if things are not performing correctly,” explained David. “If rainwater and groundwater is getting into the sewer, then it is taking up space that would otherwise be available to serve customers — so as a result of our assistance St. Pauls is regaining valuable capacity in their sewer system.”
HOW MCGILL’S WATER RESOURCES TEAM IS SERVING COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST
McGill has a strong water resources team that is capable of providing exhaustive solutions to flooding and stormwater management.
We offer comprehensive programmatic and project management assistance, and we combine our expertise in environmental planning, hydraulic system modeling, infrastructure design, and construction management to offer our clients a broad range of water resource solutions.
McGill also makes it a point to collaborate with clients to develop solutions for system maintenance and upgrades, drainage, and water quality enhancements, with the goal of reducing pollutant loads and enhancing ecosystems.
MCGILL BELIEVES IN BUILDING LASTING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR ON-CALL CLIENTS
As we have demonstrated through our involvement with the Town of St. Pauls, we believe in establishing long-term, meaningful relationships with our clients. In addition to meeting their present needs and requirements, we are continually looking ahead to see how we may serve them in the future.
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