PHILADELPHIA, PA (WATER MANAGEMENT) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), provided general stormwater consulting services to AKRF on a contract that involved evaluating various properties throughout Philadelphia and preparing conceptual stormwater retrofit designs. The designs complied with Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) requirements and offered property owners solutions to obtain stormwater billing credits.
The PWD recently enacted a policy in which it calculates the stormwater portion of the sewer charge for each customer. The new stomwater charge reflects each property's service demands on the PWD's combined and separate sewer/stormwater systems. The PWD utilizes aerial photography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to measure each property's gross area (GA) and impervious area (IA). This information is then utilized to develop a more accurate fee for each stormwater management.