Water & Environmental
Environmental
Vision Engineering performs studies on water supply, water quality, drainage, storm water runoff, water rights, and the overall planning and utilization of watersheds. Landowners, land use agencies, storm water management experts, environmental specialists, water use surveyors and communities all play an integral part in the management of a watershed. Watershed management studies are needed to test the relevant characteristics of a watershed aimed at the sustainable distribution of its resources and the process of creating and implementing plans, programs, and projects to sustain and enhance watershed functions that affect the plant, animal, and human communities within a watershed boundary.

Stormwater is of concern for two main issues: one related to the volume and timing of runoff water (flooding) and the other related to potential contaminants that the water is carrying, i.e. water pollution. Stormwater is also a resource and ever growing in importance as the world's human population demand exceeds the availability of readily available water. Techniques of stormwater harvesting with point source water management and purification can potentially make urban environments self-sustaining in terms of water.

Green Infrastructure/Watershed Studies

• Watershed/Stormwater Study - Brighton Tributary/North Elkhorn Creek, Hamburg, Lexington, KY
• Multi-Plate - Polo Club Boulevard, Lexington, KY
• Rain Garden - Hartland, Lexington, KY
• Wetlands - Hamburg East, Lexington, KY
• Bio-retention - University of Kentucky CAER, Lexington, KY

Flood Plain Modeling/Delineation

• KDOW FY 2012
• KDOW FY 2009
• LOMR - Southland Drive, Lexington, KY
• CLOMR - West Hickman, Nicholasville, KY
• LOMR - Waterway


Pay Station

• Jackson, KY

Water Distribution

• Shelby County, KY
• Nicholasville, KY

Stream Gages

• Freeman Creek


Stormwater
Stormwater is water that originates during precipitation events. It may also be used to apply to water that originates with snowmelt that enters the stormwater system. At Vision Engineering we can evaluate stormwater that does not soak into the ground as it becomes surface runoff, which either flows directly into surface waterways or is channeled into storm sewers, which eventually discharge to surface waters.

Concerns of Stormwater: Stormwater is of concern for two main issues: one related to the volume and timing of runoff water (flooding) and the other related to potential contaminants that the water is carrying, i.e. water pollution.

Stormwater is also a resource and ever growing in importance as the world's human population demand exceeds the availability of readily available water. Techniques of stormwater harvesting with point source water management and purification can potentially make urban environments self-sustaining in terms of water.
Water/Wastewater
There are numerous processes that can be used to clean up wastewaters depending on the type and extent of contamination. There are two basic approaches: to use the waste in the water as a resource (such as constructed wetlands) or strictly as a pollution (such as the majority of today's treatment plants). Most wastewater is treated in industrial-scale energy intensive wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) which include physical, chemical and biological treatment processes. However, the use of septic tanks and other On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF) is widespread in rural areas, serving up to 20 percent of the homes in the U.S.

Infiltration/Inflow Studies
Combined Sewer Overflows
Sanitary Sewer
Water Distribution
Pump Station Design
Water Line Extension
Vision Engineering, LLC
128 East Reynolds Rd, Suite 150
Lexington, KY 40517
859.559.0516
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