Federal regulations require municipalities to obtain permits, as well as develop and implement a program to manage stormwater within their municipality. The scope of program requirements result in budgetary strains and time crunches for many municipalities, which are then left to determine how to cost-effectively manage their stormwater to meet state and federal requirements.
RETTEW assisted 19 municipal clients with filing the required notice of intent for the 2013 permit cycle and provided ongoing program management assistance throughout the five-year permit cycle. We made the program more manageable for these clients by using our extensive knowledge of stormwater regulations. RETTEW developed the required Chesapeake Bay Poll Pollutant Plans, as well as Total Maximum Daily Load plans. We also provided ordinance writing, GPS data collection, GIS mapping, database development, and training for municipal staff. In many cases, RETTEW encouraged municipalities to partner together and achieve economies of scale. Staying on top of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulations enabled us to uncover a change to the application made without prior notice to our clients, saving both time and money that would have otherwise been used to reformat the applications.