McGill’s Water Resources team provides communities with solutions to their water resource challenges and assists them in adapting to and complying with regulatory drivers. With over three decades of experience across the southeastern United States, we provide programmatic and project support that includes all aspects of project delivery. Supported by our expert modelers and GIS capabilities, our engineers can address a broad range of projects from stormwater system design and BMP retrofits to watershed-wide flood management and water quality improvement master plans. We integrate a depth of knowledge in environmental planning, hydraulic system modeling, infrastructure design, and construction management to provide holistic water resources solutions to our clients.
McGill is a leading provider of stormwater program support services. Our staff is knowledgeable in TMDL / NPDES compliance, such as regional TMDL compliance in Chesapeake Bay, or local watershed compliance, such as Falls Lake and Jordan Lake in North Carolina. We can also provide varied levels of support performing development reviews and approvals to respond to municipal staff changes. Our team members possess the necessary resources, experience, and technical expertise to assist our municipal clients with preparation of stormwater development manuals and ordinances to stay up to date with changing state regulations. We also have extensive experience partnering with communities to find innovative solutions to financing stormwater program needs through grant writing and stormwater utility implementation and support.
McGill has a wealth of experience in the design of water-resources-related infrastructure, including road and site drainage, stormwater management, green infrastructure, stream restoration, dams, and other hydraulic control structures. Our team includes experienced stormwater designers familiar with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, permitting, and maintenance and operations of stormwater infrastructure. McGill works with our clients to find solutions to system maintenance and upgrades, drainage, and water quality improvements, to achieve pollutant load reduction and ecosystem enhancement. We have performed all aspects of project delivery, including planning, environmental permitting, floodplain development submittals, plan preparation, CADD and GIS production, cost estimating, preparation of technical specifications and contract documents, value engineering, stakeholder facilitation, and construction administration.
McGill has direct experience working with state and federal agencies to address floodplain management issues; this includes the use of state-of-the-art hydrologic and hydraulic models and automated mapping tools. Underpinned by a deep understanding of the science and engineering of watershed management, our studies provide information to program heads to effectively communicate existing problems, cost-effective solutions, funding strategies, and prioritized implementation plans to community and political leaders.