Aug 16, 2017

Virginia City Signs Storm Water, Wastewater Contract

Woolpert to provide stormwater, wastewater engineering services for three years

Woolpert signs contract with Newport News

Woolpert signed an annual services contract with the city of Newport News, Va., to provide storm water and wastewater engineering services. This is Woolpert’s fourth consecutive three-year, multidisciplinary, indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery (IDIQ) contract with Newport News.

“In recent years, we've provided sanitary, inventory/modeling and sanitary pump station services,” said Woolpert Project Director Peter Fortin. “Currently, we are working with the city on storm water and shoreline restoration tasks.”

The shoreline restoration project is along the James River and Chesapeake Bay. “The local university, Christopher Newport University, hosts sailing competitions and clinics,” said Travis Davis, the Woolpert engineer heading up the project’s shoreline and storm water design and construction. “Restoring the shoreline is not only necessary to the integrity of the shoreline, but its improvement will help attract students to the sailing program.”

The restoration will employ structural and biological techniques—using marsh grass, oyster shells and stone along the shore—as opposed to the traditional bulkhead, or retaining wall, approach.

Fortin added that the firm will use a three-member project management team for this contract. In addition to Davis’ role, John Schooler will lead the storm water management aspect and Mike Mull will oversee wastewater design and construction. This contract term is underway.