Retrofit Concept Designs for Philadelphia Water Department

posted Jan 17, 2014, 5:14 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Jan 17, 2014, 5:46 AM ]
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.

Rodriguez Contribution
Rodriguez was responsible for providing the stormwater consulting services:

  • Site Visits – Assisted AKRF with site visits and met with property owners.  Gathered information related to the preparation of conceptual stormwater management retrofit design documents by using the ADAPX Digital Pens running Capturx for ArcGIS technology to take design notes on paper maps, and collecting digital photos.
  • Stormwater Retrofit Designs – Assisted in developing design documents for green stormwater retrofits and provided assistance with the development of comprehensive cost/benefit analysis for various investment levels.
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