Water Resources

At Mackie Consultants, LLC we recognize stormwater as a resource, not just a problem to be fixed. By identifying the drainage patterns, environmental features and regulatory needs of each site early in the process, we are able to assist clients in planning sites that best fit the natural environment while meeting the goals of the project. This approach saves money in the design, permitting and construction phases and results in more effective preservation and enhancement of neighboring streams and aquatic resources.

When well planned and implemented, stormwater management systems not only meet regulatory requirements - they add to the character and aesthetic of a community, increasing value and appeal.

Corporate Reserve Office Park

Development Stormwater Management Services

  • Stormwater Detention Design and Planning
  • Depressional Storage Computations
  • Hydrologic Design for Wetland Preservation and Restoration
  • Open Channel and Storm Sewer Stormwater Conveyance
  • Dam and Reservoir Design and Permitting
  • Drainage Investigations and Improvement Studies
  • Watershed Management Planning
  • Water Resource Planning


Floodplain Management Services

  • Base Flood Elevation Determination and Flood Studies
  • Compensatory Storage Design
  • IDNR Floodway Permitting
  • FEMA Letters of Map Change (LOMR, LOMA)
  • Culvert / Bridge Hydraulic Studies
  • Flood Mitigation Studies
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling

Westin North Shore Hotel Center

Stormwater Best Management Practices

  • Naturalized Stormwater Detention and Retention Designs
  • Biological Infiltration Designs (Rain Gardens, Bioswales, Constructed Wetlands, etc)
  • NPDES Permitting and Design
  • Stream Corridor Restorations
  • Low Impact Site Design and LEED Design Methods
  • Innovative Water Re-Use Solutions