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Water Quality

KMEA offers extensive expertise and experience in providing water quality consulting services in a variety of settings, from local creek assessments to regional and watershed scale projects affecting multiple water bodies, and for a variety of projects, including water supply, wastewater, stormwater, and land development.

Our services include:

Water Supply Well Installation / Decommissioning

  • Design support for water well construction
  • Geologic and hydrogeologic studies
  • Permitting and oversight agency support
  • Pilot well evaluations and pump test coordination and support
  • Preliminary research on potential site contamination
  • Preparation of well log and other production records
  • Procurement and oversight of qualified drilling companies and equipment
  • Underground utility clearance and mark-out coordination
  • Water well and associated infrastructure decommissioning
  • Water well sampling and testing
  • Well siting
  • Wellhead maintenance


Planning, Data Analysis, and Reporting

  • Annual compliance reports
  • Data quality assurance/ quality control (QA/QC) review and interpretation
  • Physical parameter testing/chemical evaluations, emerging contaminants (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS)
  • Quarterly, semi-annual, and annual monitoring reports
  • Sampling and Analysis Plans (SAPs)
  • Sustainability plans
  • Water Quality Improvement Plans (WQIPs)

Stormwater Services


  • Annual Comprehensive Site Compliance Evaluations (ACSCEs)
  • Construction site management inspections
  • Monthly Visual Observations (MVOs) during dry weather
  • Non-Stormwater Discharge Visual Observations (NSWDVOs)
  • Quarterly Industrial Facility Visual Inspections (QIFVIs)
  • Stormwater (wet weather) Discharge Visual Observations (SWDVOs)


Planning and Reporting

  • Annual industrial stormwater program reports
  • Exceedance Response Action 1 and 2 reports and background determinations
  • Jurisdictional Runoff Management Plans (JRMPs)
  • Quarterly, semi-annual, and annual monitoring reports
  • Stormwater Management Plans (SWMPs)
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) – Industrial and Construction
  • Water Quality Improvement Plans (WQIPs)
  • Watershed management plans, including stream restoration plans


Monitoring and Data Analysis

  • Construction site sampling
  • Data quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) review
  • Monitoring data management
  • Procurement and coordination with laboratories
  • Regulatory compliance evaluation
  • Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP)/monitoring program development
  • Stormwater, surface water, wastewater, and point source sampling

Project Support


  • Computer aided drafting (CAD)
  • Geographic information system (GIS)
  • Permit renewal/application
  • Professional Engineer design support
  • Professional Geologist support
  • Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP), Qualified SWPPP Designer (QSD), and Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) support
  • Regulatory tracking
  • Technical writing