Woolpert receives $5.4M stormwater management contract from South Carolina DOT

Jan. 4, 2024
A five-year contract will see Woolpert supporting the regulation of stormwater quality throughout South Carolina.

Woolpert announced that it has been selected by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to provide compliance services support the department’s municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) program.

Under this five-year, $5.4 million contract, Woolpert will provide services throughout the state related to stormwater management. These services will include the development of stormwater quality design standards and specifications, illicit discharge detection and elimination, erosion and sediment control, post-construction water quality, monitoring, and public education.

Woolpert has been providing geospatial and engineering services for SCDOT since 2005, including the development of compliancy standards and manuals, monitoring and illicit discharge detection, and outfall inventory programs.

“Woolpert is extremely proud to have served the South Carolina Department of Transportation for the last 18 years and we look forward to continuing our commitment to the state,” said Brian Bates, vice president and program director for woolpert. “The standards and specifications developed under this contract will not only have an exponential impact on current and future development projects, but they also will contribute to the greater good of the environment and benefit residents throughout South Carolina.”

The standards will be publicly available and used by other local and state agencies as part of their permitting processes and South Carolina’s statewide commitment to using best management practices to trap pollutants and prevent pollution by controlling stormwater quality at its source.

“Together, SCDOT and Woolpert have developed an MS4 program for the state of South Carolina that is one of the best in the nation,” said SCDOT stormwater manager Jackie Williams. “A tremendous body of work was accomplished in the past 18 years that would not have been possible without the brilliant and dedicated Woolpert staff. The SCDOT stormwater section is extremely appreciative of the engineers at Woolpert who have become more than contracted consultants, they are valued partners and friends.”