Stormwater

Whether you're looking to prevent issues before they arise or repair a system that already has faults, our experienced stormwater team is ready to partner with you. Our team believes in providing cost-effective solutions that are tailored to your specific stormwater needs. With client needs and environmental impact at the top of our priority list, we offer a wide range of stormwater services for all your needs, including: 

  • Capital Improvements Projects
  • Storm Drainage Design
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • Culvert Design 
  • Retension Ponds
  • Storm Drain Inventory and Assessment

Our Work in Your Communities

Goshen St. Stormwater Improvements - Oxford, North Carolina

Stormwater evaluations helps improve conditions after flooding

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Due to flooding of large neighborhood ditches and road intersections, The Wooten Company performed an evaluation of approximately 1,750 LF of 12-inch through 48-inch stormwater piping, structures, and drainage ditch systems that convey runoff from a 66 acre multi-basin drainage area in Oxford, NC.  Evaluation included survey and inventory of storm drainage system, analysis of 2-year, 5-year, 10-year, and 25-year storms, and design of improvements based on 10-year and 25-year storms.  Hydraulic modeling software was utilized for analysis of existing and proposed conditions.  Existing topography and roadway elevations were also evaluated to determine their contribution to flooding issues.  Improvements include upsizing existing mains, parallel of existing mains, increase number of basins, and expansion, cleaning, and regular maintenance of ditches.


Stormwater Improvements Study - Plymouth, North Carolina

 

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The Town of Plymouth, NC looked to The Wooten Company to implement a study that would determine improvements needed to prevent flooding during 10 year rain events.  The study involved the preliminary surveying of the major outfalls through the Jackson Heights community and analyzing the outfall's drainage area and carrying capacity.  The Wooten Company prepared a letter report and GIS mapping for the town, outlining the recommended size of culverts and ditches required to handle a 10 year event without flooding, along with cost estimates for the construction of the improvements.


Urban Stormwater Management System - Washington City, North Carolina

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The City of Washington, NC undertook a project aimed at updating their stormwater management system and creating a wetlands/boardwalk area to function both as a filter for runoff and as a recreational asset for it’s citizens.  The Wooten Company served as the prime consultant and provided design, construction administration and construction observation for the project, which ACEC/NC awarded with their Grand Award for Water Resources.  There were three phases of improvements within the work performed.  The first included retrofitting the downtown stormwater system to capture a portion of the runoff before it entered the Pamlico River.  The second realigned Stewart Parkway along the riverfront in order to reduce impervious cover, and the third involved the construction of the wetlands and boardwalk.  A 36-inch through 60-inch diameter bypass piping system was designed to capture the first flush runoff from 73 acres of downtown area and deliver it to the constructed wetland to remove pollutants before discharging into the river.  The 4 acre wetland was designed per NC Best Management Practices and the 1900 foot elevated boardwalk through the wetland served as an extension of the riverfront park, connecting residential areas to the NC Estuarium and the central business district in Washington.  The project cost the city $1.457 million but received funding from a Clean Water Management Trust Fund grant.