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

At Wessler Engineering, we work with 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. In addition, we design drainage collection systems and deicing runoff control management systems as well as assist clients in environmental permitting and regulatory compliance.

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

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

Stormwater Group Head and Vice President of IT

Meet our Team

Our Services

Stormwater Management

  • Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Drainage Improvements
  • New Collection Systems
  • Stormwater Master Plans

Watershed and System Modeling

  • Appropriate Conveyance Sizing
  • Detention and Retention Analysis
  • Floodplain Mapping
  • System Bottleneck Evaluation

Stormwater Pollution Prevention

  • Evaluation of BMPs
  • Site Assessments and Implementation
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Development
  • SWPPP Updates

Regulatory Assistance

  • DNR Construction in a Floodway Permitting
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Planning
  • Industrial NPDES Stormwater Permitting
  • Permit Inspections and Compliance
  • Spill Containment Design
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Planning
  • Stormwater Quality Treatment
  • Waterway and Wetland Permitting

Deicing Runoff Control

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Negotiations
  • Operations Plans and Manuals
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Automation
  • Treatability, Disposal, and Recycle Studies