Stormwater Consulting

The rules and regulations — at federal, state, and local levels — are always changing. It’s important to stay apprised of and adapt to these changes to avoid violations and make the most of your investment in a stormwater management system.

AQUALIS’ industry expertise is vital for federal, state, and local compliance reporting and notice of violation (NOV) response. And we’ve helped property owners and managers save hundreds of thousands of dollars in municipal fees and lower the overall cost of their stormwater management systems.

Protecting Your Investment

From design and construction to ongoing inspections, maintenance, and repair, comprehensive SCMs (BMPs) are significant but essential investments for any property. Our stormwater program managers stay up-to-date on the latest laws and changes in regulatory requirements, and can help you make the best decisions for a stormwater management system — and your business.

Compliance Reporting

Regulatory bodies require compliance reporting that can have a direct impact on your system and business. We can provide a wide variety of services for sampling, testing, inspecting, monitoring, and agency reporting to ensure you maintain compliance, including:

  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permits
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) + Water Quality Control Plans
  • Stormwater Pollution + Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
  • Injection Well Monitoring

Notice of Violation

If a stormwater system isn’t regularly inspected, maintained, and repaired, it may be at risk of receiving a letter of non-compliance or a notice of violation (NOV). Receiving an NOV is serious, and severe or repeated violations can lead to criminal charges. But with an immediate and effective response with help from an industry expert like AQUALIS, you can take appropriate corrective actions and mitigate the impact to you and your business. Our services include:

  • Problem assessment + estimating
  • Regulator liaison + correspondence management
  • Client education on violation cause
  • NOV compliance + resolution management
  • NOV prevention + maintenance plan development
  • NTC (Notice To Correct) response management
  • R.A.C. (regulatory agency contact) response management

Handling a stormwater notice of violation

Find out more about what you should do if you receive a stormwater NOV.



AQUALIS’ Chief Development Officer Erin Zaske recently spoke about how to prepare stormwater systems for hurricanes and other major storms on the Words on Water podcast. Words on Water is a podcast all about the water sector, presented by the Water Environment Federation, a not-for profit technical and education organization dedicated to protecting public health […]

We can help you stay compliant — and potentially lower costs.