Helping facilities comply with general and NPDES stormwater permits.

  • Application for coverage
  • Preparation and implementation of stormwater plans
  • Formulation of BMP’s, including minimization of exposure
  • Sampling guidance
  • Facility inspections
  • Spill procedure development

Systems Management

Developing an environmental management system (EMS) is only half the battle – implementing it is the key. Design South uses hands-on industrial experience to implement site-specific systems, revealing deficiencies before they become compliance issues. Most EMS’s follow the ISO 14001 elements below.

  • General requirements
  • Environmental policy
  • Planning
    • Environmental aspects
    • Legal and other requirements
    • Objectives and targets
  • Implementation
    • Structure and responsibility
    • Training
    • Communications
    • Documentation
    • Document control
    • Operational control
    • Emergency preparedness
  • Checking
    • Monitoring and measuring
    • Corrective action
    • Records
    • Internal audits
  • Management review


Utilizing biological and physical-chemical operating expertise to provide answers to industrial wastewater dischargers in the following areas:

  • Biological and physical-chemical system design
  • Total system preliminary engineering reports
  • System controls upgrades
  • Permit applications
  • Completion and submittal of Discharge Monitoring Reports
  • Operations and maintenance (O&M) manual preparation
  • Non-compliance root-cause investigation