Stormwater Management

A rain garden at a residence in Mount Pleasant, PA

Managing Stormwater

When natural areas such as meadows, fields, and woodlands are developed with houses and stores, roads and parking lots, there are fewer places where rain can sink directly into the ground.

When rain falls on the hard surfaces of buildings and pavement, it simply runs off, most often flowing down hill and picking up speed, volume, and sometimes pollutants as it goes.

Runoff can cause a number of problems, including overburdening the storm sewer systems,  creating flooding, and degrading the quality of the water.

Traditional stormwater management works to reduce runoff and so lessen its damaging effects.  Innovative approaches in managing stormwater can actually create beneficial uses, such as rain gardens.

Contact us for…

  • Meetings to discuss proposed stormwater projects, including pre-design meetings and pre-construction meetings
  • Calculation and design assistance
  • Site visits related to stormwater management
  • Municipal stormwater management ordinances and issues
  • Rain gardens and bioinfiltration devices

Local Stormwater Retrofit Case Studies

Click here for an informative PDF (8.29 mg)

Stormwater Management Staff

Jim Pillsbury 1 w pens web

Jim Pillsbury, MS, PE, Hydraulic Engineer

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Kathy Hamilton web
Kathryn Hamilton, PLA, Landscape Architect/Stormwater Technician

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Christie Sebek, Plans and Permits Coordinator

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Westmoreland Conservation Distict Links:

Primer – Bioretention in Clay Soils

Stormwater Management Program Fees

Stormwater Presentations & Workshops

Westmoreland County Integrated Water Resources Plan (IWRP)

Best Management Practice (BMP) Tool Kit