Stormwater

The City of Shawnee Saves Dollars with Stormwater System Evaluation

Posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in infrastructure management cmp affinis

Knowing when to replace aging corrugated metal pipe (CMP) can be an involved process that requires commitment and resources from cities managing infrastructure. There are obvious signs of CMP failure that are easier to identify once they occur, such as a crushed, bowed, or deformed pipes or a rusted pipe bottom. But, staying on top […]

A Day in the Life of a Levee Engineer

Posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 by Peggy Amor
In Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , , day in the life of a levee engineer affinis

Flood season is in full swing for many of our clients, which means our flood fighting team is working around the clock to protect those communities. Last week, we sat down with one of our levee engineers to learn what a typical day looks like during flood season. Here’s what Jason Davis had to say. Jason, […]

City of Leavenworth and Levee District Protect Residents with Flood Fight Plan

Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 by Jason Davis
In Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , flooding leavenworth levees

Flood season officially happens between April 1 and August 1, but things got started earlier this year with rain and snowmelt contributing to river water raises in Mid-March. Two of our clients, the City of Leavenworth, Kansas and Riverside Quindaro Bend Levee District (RQBLD) have already taken measures to protect their communities and prevent flooding. Last […]

Relief Well Systems Evaluations Mark Changes for Kansas City, Missouri

Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 by Jason Davis
In Federal Services, Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , relief well maintenance

The City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Water Services Department (KCWS) asked Affinis to evaluate four relief wells that were part of the East Bottoms Relief Well System. Originally, KCWS requested relief well replacement design. However, after initial review Affinis determined the relief wells could be abandoned. This saved the city a few hundred thousand dollars […]

SMP Shifting Focus to Fund More Large Watershed and System Maintenance Projects

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , , , smp funding smac affinis stormwater

Johnson County has been working on a strategic planning effort to update their Stormwater Management Program (SMP). Since 1990, the SMP has been very successful in helping Johnson County communities address local street and structure flooding issues. However, many larger flooding issues still remain, due to their high cost and the challenges that come with […]

Extended Detention Basins Use Technology to Offer New Solution

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in wet detention basins

The complexity and benefit of stormwater basins varies to meet the specific design intent of a project. If reducing peak flow rates to existing conditions is the priority, a dry detention basin should be considered. If downstream channel stability is a concern, an extended detention basin should be considered. Or, if improved water quality is […]

Stormwater Solution: Nyloplast

Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 by Kristen Leathers
In Stormwater, tagged in nyloplast stormwater solution

When it comes to creating stormwater solutions, one size doesn’t fit all. While traditional offerings deliver a number of benefits, a less commonly used option, Nyloplast, provides its own set of advantages. Designed for low flow, this plastic, storm drainage system has a traditional structure, which is durable and corrosion resistant. It’s smaller pipe size […]

Stormwater Master Planning Prepares Communities for Growth

Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in stormwater master plan affinis

Any community that either has experienced growth or desires to grow understands that master planning is key to making a sound investment of resources, providing a framework for growth, and expanding in a way that is consistent with the long-term vision of the community. Stormwater master planning takes this approach and applies it specifically to […]

Merriam Supports Neighborhood and Local Businesses with Recent Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 by Kristen Leathers
In Stormwater, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , ,

The City of Merriam regularly makes improvements to its infrastructure, but one recent project supported local commerce and increased safety for residents. The Residential Streets Group V – Street and Drainage Improvements project included the redesign of two, distinct areas. The first was a commercial and industrial setting at Merriam Lane. The second was a residential […]

The 16 Highlights of 2017

Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Accolades, Community, Culture, Stormwater, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Affinis 2017 Highlights

As the year draws to a close, we spent some time reflecting on 2017. We have focused on our business, given back to the community and helped move clients forward. In celebration of our sixteenth year in business, we pulled together a list of 16 highlights from the last twelve months. Affinis was named a […]