Stormwater Solutions

We provide a variety of stormwater services – from steep slope stormwater management to active and passive rainwater harvesting. We are your stormwater experts across the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsula.

Stormwater is generated from rain and snowmelt that flows over impervious or semi-impervious surfaces, like roofs, parking lots, roads, and even grass. Stormwater can can be infiltrated locally into soils or be conveyed to a different location (like a city stormwater treatment plant).

  • Tightlines and catch basins
  • Landscape drainage
  • Curtain and channel drains

Rainwater, as it sounds, is water that falls as rain and is at some point collected either passively (like a pond) or actively (like a cistern). This collected water can be used for irrigation, cleaning, or domestically depending on your location.

Call us for full-service water management solutions.

HDPE Tightlines

We specialize in steep slope tight line installation and other stormwater off steep slopes. Tight lines are generally pipes used to convey stormwater from an uphill source to a downhill location. These are commonly seen on shoreline properties and properties near rivers. Some jurisdictions require treatment before your stormwater enters marine or riparian environments. We use welded-on-site HDPE technology to fasten your tight line securely to your upland area. We also use a variety of fastners and anchors to firmly attach the tight line to your slope.

Intercept Drains

Intercept drains, or more commonly called French drains or curtain drains, are a stormwater best management practice (BMP) in the Western Washington Stormwater Management Manual. It includes capturing ground water and surface water from a landscape and conveying it to a tightline, catch basin, or rain garden. These are generally installed between 3-5 feet deep. The surface can be grass, rock or a metal frame.

Rain Garden

A rain garden is placed in a low area on the landscape. It collects water from roof- tops, asphalt or other sources, and soaks that water into the ground instead of running off. This helps to prevent erosion and pollution, while also rehydrating the subsoil to benefit deep rooted trees and rehydrate local aquifers.

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is accomplished by directing run off to a reservoir of some kind. Rainwater can be collected from a roof top, or from the landscape, and directed to a rain-barrel, pond, or aquifer with percolation.

Reasons for rainwater harvesting and rain catchment

  • Reducing overall stormwater discharge on a site scale
  • Cost savings — save money buying less water 
  • Harvest rainwater in drought prone environments 
  • Clean stormwater before it enters streams and rivers
rainwater cistern