Stormwater

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 […]

Crossing Jurisdictional Boundaries with a Watershed Approach

Posted on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , watershed map

Although it’s been popular in other parts of the country for decades, using a watershed approach to stormwater management is a relatively new method in the Midwest. A watershed is simply an area bounded by an elevation divide that drains to a particular waterbody. Because watershed boundaries rarely follow jurisdictional lines, a watershed approach to […]

16 Ways We Think Civil Engineering Will Change

Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Stormwater, Sustainability, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: http://affinis.us/16-ways-think-civil-engineering-will-change/

Since we opened our doors in 2001, many things have changed within our profession. Technology, a focus on sustainability, and increased pressure on funds have all been at the forefront. Lately, we’ve been thinking about what’s ahead for our business, so today, we’re sharing how we think civil engineering could change in the future. Linda: […]

Partnerships Provide Alternate Funding Structure for Stormwater Projects

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Stormwater, tagged in http://affinis.us/partnerships-provide-alternate-funding-structure-stormwater-projects/

Using multiple partners to fund and implement stormwater infrastructure projects is growing in popularity in the area. Many find public and private partnerships offer new efficiencies and opportunities to complete stormwater management projects. The flexibility that comes with these arrangements fosters innovation and ensures infrastructure is constructed in the most suitable location. We interviewed Brad […]