Water Resources

We rely on rain to revitalize the natural environment and supply us with precious drinking water. When the storm comes and the water begins running off of your property, how clean is it now? We can help you with the plans, permits, and processes to make sure it is not carrying off unwanted pollutants.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program regulates storm water discharges from three potential sources: municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), construction activities, and industrial activities. Most states are authorized to implement the NPDES Storm Water Program and administer their own storm water permitting programs. Facilities seeking authorization under state or federal storm water permitting programs must prepare and implement a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), which establishes the operational and maintenance requirements of the facility in relation to storm water discharges.

Sphere 3 provides the following services for clients seeking initial or continued authorization under storm water permit programs:

  • Conduct storm water audits
  • Prepare SWPPPs
  • Submit Notice of Intents (NOIs) for permit authorization and 5-year renewal
  • Prepare Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs)
  • Benchmark Summary Reports, and Annual Comprehensive Site Compliance Evaluation Reports
  • Conduct periodic facility inspections
  • Provide training on permit requirements and sampling procedures
  • Provide mediation and coordination with federal or state agencies (including Notice of Violation (NOV,) corrective actions, and rule clarification for individual facility conditions)
  • Report numeric effluent limit exceedances on your behalf to agencies
  • Water Rights Permitting
Sphere 3 is Here to help YOU!
We can work with you to create a custom project that meets all of your environmental and regulatory needs. We have a diverse staff of professionals to help with minor or major permitting and compliance efforts. We pride ourselves on customizing our services to the needs of each client.