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Stormwater can have a destructive effect on commercial real estate developments. Managing stormwater is also required by law, from construction through the operation. That’s why it’s imperative to work with a civil engineering firm to develop a stormwater management plan to protect your investment and ensure continuous and ongoing compliance. CenterPoint Integrated Solutions provides all aspects of assessment, analysis, and planning to ensure appropriate diversion and containment of overflow specific to the Denver area.

Operate within Regulations

The impervious surfaces present in commercial real estate properties, like roofs, pavement, and other surfaces, prevent rainwater and runoff from being absorbed directly into the ground. It pools and collects, having picked up impurities as it runs along, before ending up in the city’s storm drainage system. In Denver, there’s a storm drainage fee calculated according to the Denver Revised Municipal Code so that commercial enterprises in the city share appropriately in the cost of stormwater management. Commercial real estate developers are also subject to federal regulations regarding stormwater management at construction sites.

Protect Your Investment

Stormwater runoff can have a serious effect on commercial property and surrounding areas. Flooding and standing water are dangerous to structures as well as people, and also contribute to pollution of lakes, streams, and other local bodies of water. Developing a comprehensive stormwater management plan with a civil engineering firm during the planning process of a commercial real estate development project can improve the flow of water away from structures and responsibly divert stormwater to places where it can safely permeate the ground.

Elements of a Good Plan

Civil engineering firms can help create Stormwater Management Plans (SWMPs), typically required as part of the construction process. Their analysis can determine origin points of stormwater; the best ways to control it and minimize its effects (to the property and surrounding areas), and ensure that developers are compliant with applicable regulations. Revisions to these documents are often required throughout the construction phase. A stormwater management plan may include maps, assessment and inspection documents, logs, monitoring data, and waivers if there are any.

Contact a Civil Engineering Firm for Your Stormwater Plan

Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regs while mitigating effects of stormwater on development by consulting with the civil engineering firm CenterPoint Integrated Solutions for Denver-area projects where stormwater management plan is needed. Contact CenterPoint Integrated Solutions today for your stormwater plan!

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