Water/Stormwater Resources

Z18 believes that water resources management is more than a job; it is a moral obligation and public responsibility. Our experienced engineers and certified consultants have a breadth of experience in area of water resources management and apply a comprehensive approach to restoring, improving, and maintaining surface stream & stormwater quality so as to comply with local, state, and federal regulations–meeting the needs of industrial development and environmental sustainability.

  • Watershed mapping (GIS)
  • Watershed assessments
  • Water quality measurement
  • Hydrologic and hydrographic surveys
  • Impaired Stream and Lake Restoration
  • Industrial Pretreatment
  • Hydraulic and hydrologic analysis
  • Stormwater best management practices (BMPs)
  • Erosion and sediment control
  • Construction Inspection and post-construction monitoring
  • Contaminated site investigation/remediation

Natural Resources

Z18 offers creative approaches to investigate, address, and solve issues regarding natural resources. Our consultants and natural resources specialists apply their expertise and professional strategies in ecosystem restoration services–including wetlands delineation, permitting, mitigation planning, stream restoration, threatened and endangered species protection, and other natural resources services. In Z18, our specialists will provide sustainable strategies that accommodate and support communities and industries development, while adhering to low-impact design (LID) principles. 

  • Natural channel design
  • Ecosystem Productivity Analyses
  • Geomorphological assessment
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessment
  • Invasive Species Control
  • Aquatic resource impact analysis
  • Ecological restoration/mitigation
  • Wetland delineation 
  • Wetland Degradation Assessment and Conservation
  • Rear, Threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Wildlife Habitat Restoration
  • Ecosystem Vulnerability assessments
  • Forest preservation

Regulatory Compliance and Permitting

Z18 recognizes that navigating the world of permitting and regulation can be difficult–coordinating with different levels of government (local, state, and federal), and meeting the different requirements within those levels of government. Our engineers and consultants have years of experience working with government agencies, developing regulatory documents, and designing processes to help companies and individuals to meet compliance requirements.

  • Environmental Protection Plans (EPPs)
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting and Implementation
  • Industrial Pretreatment Permitting and Implementation
  • Solid Waste Management Permitting and Implementation
  • Stormwater Permitting and Implementation
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permitting and Implementation
  • Radiological Permitting and Implementation
  • 404 permits/401 Water Quality certification 
  • HAZWOPER Assessment
  • Enforcement Response Guide (ERG) development
  • Compliance schedule assistance



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