Stormwater Risks and Liabilities

Preventative Steps to Protect Engineers and Contractors From a Flood of Complaints 

Sam Arden and Irene Vander Els 

Stormwater Management is an essential part of real property development. Unfortunately, certain activities can expose engineers and contractors to potential liability if the site work results in erosion, runoff, or sedimentation that impacts a neighboring property, despite implementation of runoff controls. Therefore, it is important for engineers and contractors to understand risks and liability, and plan appropriately to make sure they stay out of hot water…

Published in Civil + Structural Engineer, September 2017 Vol. 4 Issue 6