Gresham Smith Selected to Provide Design and Engineering Services to ARP Funded Stormwater Projects in Athens, Tennessee

Gresham Smith is excited to announce that the firm has been selected to design American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funded Stormwater projects in the city of Athens, Tennessee. These projects will provide long-term solutions for the city’s MS4 system. Services will include, but not be limited to, asset management,  stormwater master planning, stormwater utility fee development, and design solutions which includes obtaining any required permits for the activities involved.

Gresham Smith will develop a hydrologic and hydraulic model that will clearly delineate networks and analyze the stormwater system to better understand contributing factors to localized alteration, sedimentation and impairment of waterbodies within the city’s MS4 system. The model will be used create a Stormwater Master Plan that will list recommendations and prioritize capital improvement projects. Additionally, Gresham Smith will assess existing conditions of stormwater assets, establish a work order and asset management system for tracking the life of stormwater assets, and implement a stormwater utility fund for repairs and capital improvements.

“A robust and fully functioning stormwater infrastructure system is vital to the long-term health of any community,” said Senior Water + Environment Engineer Justin Avent, P.E. “These long-lasting infrastructure improvement recommendations will enhance the City’s ability to respond to rain events and its future growth. Gresham Smith is proud to have the opportunity to partner with the City of Athens on this important project.”

The project team will also identify and prioritize short-term and long-term stormwater projects to meet water quality goals through a combination of gray and green infrastructure.