We support the rapidly growing and evolving telecommunications industry with unique solutions to their environmental and cultural resource needs. Our early involvement in determining site constraints during the preliminary suitability/planning/feasibility assessment process is proven to streamline the review process and minimize project costs.

Early identification of site constraints (wetlands, floodplains, Resource Protection Areas, Environmental Quality Corridors, endangered species, architectural/archeological sites) allows for thorough comparison of possible alternative sites, including the ability to expedite the review process for those site locations and avoid major permitting approval obstacles.

Our Services

  • GIS mapping/desktop analysis
  • NEPA compliance assistance
  • Balloon tests and line of site analysis profiles
  • Wetland delineation, survey, and Clean Water Act permitting
  • Floodplain studies
  • Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance studies
  • Endangered and threatened species studies
  • Cultural resource studies including Section 106 coordination
  • Compliance with local tree preservation ordinances
  • Assistance with the local project review process, as well as the FCC, state and local application and approval forms
  • VSMP and SWPPP services

Unique Solutions for Your Site

WSSI engineers have been hired to analyze the stormwater quality and quantity requirements for 25 separate telecommunication sites and to develop solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements. These solutions have included the design of Low Impact Development (LID) technologies (bioretention, permeable pavement, etc.), analysis to support the issuance of water quantity waivers given the small size of the sites, and/or the purchase of nutrient credits to satisfy the water quality requirements.

From what I can tell, no one can demonstrate success on the same level as WSSI.

Chad Crawford, PE, Fairfax Co. Dept. of Public Works & Env. Services