Storm Water Projects
A significant part of KEM's role for this project was financial planning including the preparation of cost estimates and applications used to secure OPWC funding and developing assessment methodology to secure gap funding. The work included analysis and design of upgrades for the existing storm sewer system which serves approximately 270 homes in Mifflin Township, Richland County, Ohio.
KEM developed a Storm Water GIS system for the City of Ontario including the mapping of existing detention facilities, outfalls and storm water infrastructure along the major corridors in the City.
KEM assisted with the City's Storm Water Management Plan, to comply with the Ohio EPA Phase II NPDES Storm Water Program. Work included the development of an inspector / plan reviewer training program and an outfall screening program. KEM also provided ordinance review / development to comply with Phase II requirements, as well as storm water site plan review on an as needed basis.
KEM in conjunction with Environmental Rate Consultants (ERC) was contracted by Lorain County to create a comprehensive storm water utility program for the Lorain County Storm Water District. The Utility program was fast tracked during 2010 to be able to start generating income in 2011. Currently, the KEM/ERC team is assisting the County with Customer Service, database updates and is developing an updated Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) to bring the County into Compliance with Ohio EPA's MS4 permit.
KEM provided a preliminary design study analyzing storm sewer layouts, sizing and detention options along with associated cost estimates. Following preliminary design, KEM provided design services including survey, final design, construction plans, construction project manual and cost estimates. The project included design of approximately 2,200 feet of 12"-24" storm sewer, a detention basin, 2,300 feet of pavement underdrains, 2,350 feet of curb replacement and 6,560 square feet of sidewalk replacement.
KEM in conjunction with Environmental Rate Consultants (ERC) was contracted by the City of Elyria to create a comprehensive storm water utility program. The KEM/ERC team is in process of developing the entire utility program including business plan, level of service analysis, cost of service analysis, rate structure analysis, public education program, GIS database development, billing system database and a credits program.