Municipal

SGM’s Municipal Team serves governmental entities and special districts. The Team draws upon SGM’s wealth of experience and expertise to provide superior, financially sustainable solutions for our client’s benefit and for the well-being of the public. The Team develops long-term relationships by assisting clients with problem definition and the development of engineering solutions to the myriad of challenges local governments face.

Services

The Municipal Team offers a wide breadth of services to meet the engineering needs of both larger communities and smaller districts. The Team collaborates with a number of other SGM teams including transportation, water resources, Energy, wastewater, drinking water and structural ensuring client’s needs are fully met.

Develop and Update Capital Improvement Plans

From multi-district distribution systems to a single conveyance main, we evaluate the comprehensive needs of each system, prioritize those needs and develop long-term strategies for successful design, operation and maintenance.

  • Capital Infrastructure Planning Tools
    • District Mapping with GIS Interface
      • Database design for installation record keeping
      • Creation of infrastructure replacement regimes
      • Development of seasonal maintenance programs
    • Master Plan Document Update and Development
      • Transportation
      • Raw Water Supply
      • Water Distribution Systems
      • Wastewater Collection Systems
      • Stormwater Conveyance and Collection Systems
      • Production/Treatment Facilities
      • Parks, Trails and Open Spaces
    • Infrastructure and Resource Management
      • Energy Management
        • Optimization Studies
        • Funding Evaluation
    • Water Resources Evaluation and Improvement
      • Water Conservation Planning
      • Watershed Protection Ordinance Evaluation
    • Water Quality Review and Optimization
      • Modeled Water Age Analysis
      • Setpoint Optimization Study
      • Distribution System Monitoring Plan
      • Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) Program
      • Water Storage Turnover/Mixing Evaluation and Optimization
  • Budget and Financial Planning Tools
    • Water and Wastewater Rate Studies
    • Annual Budget Assistance
    • 10-Year Financial Plan Development
Design - Design and Permit Public Infrastructure

We provide complete engineering solutions for new or expanded public infrastructure facilitating community growth and addressing aging systems.

  • Potable Water Solutions
    • Groundwater Wells
      • Site evaluation
      • Pump selection
      • Permitting
      • Disinfection design
    • Water Storage Tanks
      • Site evaluation
      • Geotechnical study coordination
      • Size and dimensional analysis
      • Permitting
      • Connection/conveyance pipe design
    • Distribution System Piping
      • Pipe size evaluation
      • Pipe material recommendations
      • Construction method analysis
    • Pressure Reducing and Booster Pump Station Design
      • Vault design with piping appurtenances
      • Setpoint evaluation and controls coordination
      • Pump sizing and power requirements
  • Wastewater Solutions
    • Wastewater Lift Stations
      • Vault design with piping and appurtenances
      • Setpoint evaluation and controls coordination
      • Pump sizing and power requirements
    • Collection System Replacement Design
      • Pipe size evaluation
      • Pipe material recommendations
      • Construction method analysis
Funding - Provide Public Infrastructure Funding Solutions

We help clients obtain the most cost-effective solution for every project by thoroughly evaluating existing budget challenges and funding opportunities for design and construction.

  • Public Financing
    • Provide project cost estimates
    • Research available funding
    • Submit application
    • Coordinate with funding agencies
  • Coordinate Bond Elections
    • Provide project cost estimates
    • Facilitate engineering information requirements
  • Grantsmanship
    • Provide project cost estimates
    • Research available grants
  • Write grants/proposals
  • Budget and Financial Planning Tools
    • Water and Wastewater Rate Studies
    • Annual Budget Assistance
    • 10-Year Financial Plan Development
Development - Community Development Coordination

As public entities interact with private developments the SGM Municipal Team provides the technical expertise to ensure new infrastructure is designed and constructed to sound engineering standards.

  • Community Standards Documents
    • Public Works Manuals
    • District Design Rules and Regulations
    • Municipal Code and Standards
    • Standard Details
  • Development Review
  • Water Rights Dedication Ordinance
Management - Municipal Management

When the needs of municipalities and districts extend beyond technical engineering expertise the SGM Team is available to provide unbiased managerial services ranging from town administration to board leadership.

  • Interim Management Services
    • Fulfill the typical roles and obligations of town administration
  • Contract Administration
    • Coordinate project bidding activities
      • Bid advertisement
      • Distribute bid documents
      • Conduct pre-bid meetings
      • Host bid opening
    • Review submittal materials
    • Provide engineer recommendations

Technical Articles

Meet the Municipal Team

For more information about our Municipal Services, please contact Chris Lehrman, PE by email or phone at 970.945.1004.

  • Chris Lehrman, PE
    Chris Lehrman, PE Municipal Team Leader, Glenwood Springs
  • Louis Meyer, PE
    Louis Meyer, PE Co-founder, Durango
  • Ryan Gordon, PE
    Ryan Gordon, PE Senior Engineer, Glenwood Springs

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