Civil Engineering

The civil engineering team at W&A Engineering provides the most efficient and economical design to fit your needs while also satisfying the needs of stakeholders. From concept studies through final engineering and construction, we are well known for our civil engineering expertise and innovative, functional solutions for complex site development projects.

Site Development

Site Development is taking a raw undeveloped site or previously developed site and creating a developed project. Our expertise and experience creating Site Development packages range from small restaurant or office projects to large industrial sites or industrial parks. A typical Site Development package consists of site plans, grading and drainage plans, utility infrastructure plans, soil erosion and sediment control plans, and construction details. A quality Site Development plan package allows the developer to build a product that is cost effective yet works to meet the needs of the end user.

  • Site Development Plan Packages
  • Site Development Permitting
  • Land Disturbance and NPDES Permitting

Stormwater Management & Hydrology

Runoff from roads, parking lots, rooftops and other pervious and impervious surfaces, ultimately makes its way into local bodies of water and can cause environmental issues including flooding, erosion, and damage to animal habitats.

Our stormwater management and hydrology experts ensure that your project meets EPA and other local water runoff regulations, respects the local watershed, and integrates with the landscape to provide natural beauty, organic water purification, and additional stormwater protection. We specialize in the following stormwater and hydrology services:

  • Storm Sewer System Design
  • Hydrology and Flood Studies
  • Storm Water Management Systems
  • Water Quality Design

Utility & Infrastructure Design

Great communities need reliable utility infrastructure, including modern sewer systems and water distribution facilities. Further, all of these associated components must be integrated into a working system that connects a community, keeps costs down over time, and provides a foundation for economic development.

W&A Engineering provides utility and infrastructure planning and design to keep your development project in compliance with design requirements. We specialize in the following utility and infrastructure design areas:

  • Sanitary Sewer System Design
  • Sanitary Sewer Pumpstation Design
  • Water System Design and Modeling
  • Water Reuse System Design
  • Wastewater Discharge Permitting
  • Septic System Design

Subsurface Utility Engineering

Subsurface utility engineering services add value, quality, and accountability to any project. W&A Engineering is able to offer subsurface utility engineering at all quality levels including D, C, B, and A.

Level A: the most in-depth level of investigation, level A utilizes physical digging to locate exact spots of utilities using non-destructive methods such as vacuum excavation

Level B: identifies and locates underground utilities through non-invasive methods such as light electrical currents

Level C: uses on-site surveys and clues such as hand valves and sewer cover to plot utility locations

Level D: the most superficial level of investigation, Level D utilizes topographical surveys, plans from prior surveys, maps, and more to establish a loose utility map

Grading, Erosion Control, NPDES Permitting

Earthwork represents a large portion of any site improvement project. Finding opportunities to minimize grading, balance earthwork on-site, and constantly maintaining in-house quality control standards, helps to mitigate some of the costs associated with earthwork. We also have the experience and expertise to produce erosion and sediment control plans that ensure maximum downstream protection when deployed. All of this expertise also expedites the permitting process.

  • Site Development Permitting
  • Sediment Control and Pollution Plans
  • NOI Preparation and Submittal
  • Land Disturbance and NPDES Permitting

Local, State, & Federal Permitting

Our Civil Engineering team provides permit acquisition services for all projects with components that are regulated by local, state, and federal jurisdictional authorities. Through our constant contact with the permitting authorities and a thorough understanding of the complex permit processes of each of level of government, W&A Engineering eliminates delays related to the permit processes.

Local Municipalities

  • Land Disturbance Permit
  • Clearing, Grubbing & Grading Permit
  • Plans Review Process Permit
  • Storm Water Management Permit
  • Traffic Signal Permit
  • Utility Permit
  • Septic System Permit
  • Driveway Permit
  • Rights -of-Way Encroachment Permit
  • Building Permit
  • Sign Permit
  • Environmental Areas Permit
  • Tree Management Permit


  • Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Environmental Protection Division
  • State Soil and Water Conservation Commission
  • Department of Public Health


  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • United States Department of Agriculture/National Resource Conservation Service
  • FEMA
  • Professional Engineer (PE) in nine states
  • NPDES LEVEL II Certification
  • GDOT Prequalified
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Athens Area Home Builders
  • Georgia Economic Development Association (GEDA)
  • Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC)

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