Stormwater

New Regional Detention Area Prepares Olathe for Future Development

Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 by Jason Frericks
In Stormwater, tagged in brougham dam

The City of Olathe, Kansas was having downstream flooding along Coffee Creek. To solve it, they decided to create a regional detention area near Lindenwood Dr. and Brougham Dr with funding assistance from the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program. In addition to managing the water, this project will also support future development in this rapidly […]

City of Independence, MO Increases Safety for Pedestrians along US-40 Highway

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 by Linda Rottinghaus
In Roadway, Stormwater, tagged in

The City of Independence, Missouri has high pedestrian traffic along US-40 Highway. This 4-lane, undivided roadway has wide shoulders, which people were using to access area businesses from the surrounding neighborhoods. The city wanted to increase safety by adding sidewalks. Affinis was selected by Independence for the US-40 Highway Complete Streets project. Improvements were designed […]

Automated Detention Basins: A Look at RTC, CMAC and What’s Next

Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 by Nevene Fanous
In Stormwater, tagged in automated detention basins

The introduction of “smart” technologies into stormwater management is a concept that has been gaining traction around the world in recent years (García et al. 2015; Mullapudi et al. 2017; Schütze et al. 2004; Shishegar et al. 2018). A promising form of smart stormwater management is Real Time Control (RTC). Through internet connected sensors and […]

How PCSWMM Improves Project Analysis

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by Maeve VanLandingham
In Stormwater, tagged in pcswmm affinis engineering

PCSWMM supports the comprehensive analysis of existing stormwater systems. It can provide cities with the ability to target and identify key components for upgrade. Communities can use this information to maximize their budget and prioritize projects, while protecting residents. PCSWMM allows our team to easily create hydraulic models using a variety of data sources. We […]

3 Water Quality Application Trends in Kansas City

Posted on Saturday, December 18th, 2021 by Nevene Fanous
In Stormwater, tagged in water quality applications

The interest in improving water quality is increasing in the area with places, like Johnson County Kansas and the City of Kansas City, Missouri, paving the way. This change is driven by several factors locally, including the region’s commitment to sustainability and making our outdoor spaces more accessible and engaging. In addition, the growing national […]

Overland Park to Repair 5 Storm Sewers at 5 Sites in the Next Year

Posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 by Maeve VanLandingham
In Stormwater, tagged in overland park stormwater design

The City of Overland Park, Kansas repairs deteriorating stormwater infrastructure as part of their annual program. In 2021, our team partnered with them on five, separate project sites for this effort. Four are set to be constructed this fall, while the fifth is being moved to 2022 to allow time for utility relocations. Below, you’ll […]

What You Should Know Before Starting a CMP Repair or Replacement Project

Posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 by Maeve VanLandingham
In Project Strategies, Stormwater, tagged in cmp repair replacement

As infrastructure ages, maintaining its integrity is an ongoing challenge for local communities. Cities are faced with deciding which projects to tackle first and how to best stretch tax dollars. When it comes to updating stormwater systems, there is a new approach. Instead of simply replacing corrugated metal pipes (CMPs), some communities are choosing to […]

City of Olathe Improves Aging Neighborhood with Full Reconstruction

Posted on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 by Shane Standley
In Roadway, Stormwater, tagged in cedar street stormwater reconstruction

The City of Olathe, Kansas maintains the integrity of their infrastructure with an ongoing reconstruction program. They monitor pavement thickness to determine which roadways need to be paved and which should be reconstructed. When analyzing Cedar Street, between S. Parker and east of Walnut Street, they decided a full reconstruction was required and selected it […]

Tested Strategies for Improving Utility Coordination

Posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 by Affinis Corp
In Roadway, Stormwater, Survey, tagged in utility coordination strategies

Utility coordination is an important component of many of our projects. In today’s post, we interviewed Survey Technician Brandon Gann, Project Engineer Maeve VanLandingham, and Project Engineer Jacob Wilson about their favorite strategies. Find out what works well for them and how their strategies change based on the utility and phase below. What are a […]

Prairie Village Stormwater Program Improves Three Local Areas

Posted on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 by Jason Frericks
In Stormwater, tagged in prairie village stormwater improvements

The City of Prairie Village, Kansas identifies and repairs maintenance-based stormwater issues as part of their annual Drainage Improvements Program. The purpose of this effort is to fix old pipes and undersized boxes, which are failing. For the 2019 program, our team worked with them to improve three sites. Each came with their own distinct […]