Water Resource Management

Water Resource Management pertains to the management and protection of the Commonwealth’s water resources; specifically relating to surface and groundwater quantity and quality planning, and soil and water conservation; policies, procedures, and regulations that influence public water supply withdrawals and quality, sewage facilities planning, point source municipal and industrial discharges, encroachments upon waterways and wetlands, dam safety, earth disturbance activities and control of stormwater and nonpoint source pollution; and the planning, design, and construction of flood protection and stream improvement projects.

D.L. Howell remains on the cutting edge of Water Resource Management in Pennsylvania.  Through continuous interaction with local, state, and federal agencies, we are able to stay ahead of the dynamic regulations specifically pertaining to Water Management.  D.L. Howell and Associate’s background in both surface water control, through site-specific design, and groundwater recharge allows us to provide consulting services specific to each client’s needs.

Stormwater runoff from land development can often lead to many environmental problems including flooding, erosion, and general stream degradation. D.L. Howell and Associates, Inc. has a long history of working with industry and local government agencies in controlling stormwater issues including stormwater pollution prevention/control plan preparation, stormwater permitting, and development and design of practical stormwater best management practices (BMPs).

Water Resource Management

Previous Water Resource Management Projects

Crystal Springs
A 130 Proposed Residential Townhome Subdivision located in Parkesburg Borough, Chester County.  Water Resources Management for the Crystal Springs Land Development project included a Dam Breach Permit through PADEP and two General Permits through the PADEP.

Crane Tract
A 573 unit Residential Subdivision located in West Caln Township, Chester County.  Three General Permits were acquired from the PADEP for activities that involved either water obstruction or wetland encroachment.