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Airports require a lot of stormwater management, design, and planning and permitting. They need to function in many different weather patterns while maintaining a strict schedule. Airports that suffer from stormwater drainage issues, deicing runoff control, and issues with regulatory compliance are at risk of causing safety issues for pilots and passengers alike.

At Wessler Engineering, we work with both private and public airports to solve these common problems. We believe in the value of thorough investigation during the planning and design phases of a project. We perform stormwater and watershed studies and system modeling, design drainage collection systems, design deicing runoff control management systems, and we also assist clients in environmental permitting and regulatory compliance.

We are a leader in stormwater planning and design, and we recognize the unique stormwater challenges facing aviation facilities.

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Stormwater Management and Deicing Runoff Control
Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana


William J. Leber, P.E., LEED AP


317.788.4551 Meet Our Team



We provide a full spectrum of services including:

Stormwater Management

Stormwater Master Plans

Drainage Improvements

New Collection Systems

Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Watershed and System Modeling

Floodplain Mapping

Detention and Retention Analysis

System Bottleneck Evaluation

Appropriate Conveyance Sizing

Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Development

SWPPP Updates

Evaluation of BMPs

Site Assessments and Implementation

Regulatory Assistance

DNR Construction in a Floodway Permitting

Erosion and Sediment Control Planning

Industrial NPDES Stormwater Permitting

Waterway and Wetland Permitting

Permit Inspections and Compliance

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Planning

Spill Containment Design

Stormwater Quality Treatment

Deicing Runoff Control

Treatability, Disposal, and Recycle Studies

NPDES Permit Negotiations

Operations Plans and Manuals

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Automation