Stormwater is produced during every precipitation event and water that is not detained or retained by vegetation, detention, or infiltration becomes surface runoff. This runoff either flows directly into water bodies such as lakes, rivers and streams or is carried indirectly through roads, streets, catch basins, gutters, ditches, channels and storm drains. Stormwater management and surface runoff control within communities is critical to prevent flooding, infrastructure damage, stream and riverbank erosion, sedimentation of streams, habitat destruction, alteration in stream flow hydrograph, and water body degradation from pollutants. The modification of the Clean Water Act in 2000, which requires that communities comply with the EPA policy to reduce or eliminate pollutants caused by combined sewer overflows (CSOs), has caused an increased need for resilient and affordable solutions in stormwater management.
From site-specific design to community wide management, the FYRA team has the experience and technical expertise to develop innovative stormwater solutions on all levels.