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

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