|Water Quality Management
The analysis of baseline water quality and the development
of control measures to prevent violation of water quality
standards is typically required for construction in or
adjacent to surface waters. Federal, state, and county
codes establish maximum contaminant levels for waters
based upon their intended use. All waters must provide
for aquatic life conservation and human health protection.
Using our comprehensive regulatory and technical knowledge,
Coastal Systems International, Inc. develops site-specific
baseline testing and monitoring plans in coordination
with the jurisdictional agencies, evaluates and negotiates
permit conditions, and designs and assists in the implementation
of water pollution control plans.
Turbidity Management: For projects involving construction
within, or discharge to, surface waters, Coastal Systems
designs turbidity monitoring and management plans to
fulfill agency requirements. Our experience includes
projects in sensitive environments such as the Biscayne
Bay Aquatic Preserve and the Florida Keys National Marine
Sanctuary. Similarly, we have assisted in the development
of turbidity monitoring for dredge/fill projects in
areas inhabited by threatened or endangered species.
As part of our Environmental Impact Assessments for
international island development projects, we conduct
comprehensive water quality evaluations for purposes
of freshwater supply and environmental conservation.
Dewatering: Dewatering activities for urban coastal
construction may present a regulatory challenge due
to the high groundwater table in Florida and potential
existence of contaminated soils or water. We use the
best available databases and scientific tools to assist
our clients in securing water use permits.