JVA has extensive experience in the site development of schools, commercial and institutional sites, subdivisions, parks and trails. Working closely with the architects, landscape architects and other consultants, we provide aesthetically pleasing and economical design based on site requirements and the owner’s vision.

Typical projects may include:

  • Site Design and Layout
  • Utility infrastructure
  • Drainage and erosion control
  • Roadways and parking areas
  • Detailed site grading
  • Overlot and site preparation packages

JVA's LEED Accredited Professionals are also committed to "green" design. Specific to ecological site development is our extensive experience with:

  • Porous Landscape Detention
  • Green Roofs
  • Constructed Wetland Basins
  • Minimum Directly Connected Impervious Areas
  • Porous Pavement


"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."


Benjamin Franklin


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JVA has a broad range of experience in the design of storm drainage facilities, including storm sewers, channel improvements, and floodplain analysis using the COE HEC-2 or HEC-RAS programs. We have designed water quality ponds associated with development that maximize flood protection, sediment and pollutant control, and detention capacity for large areas. Our projects have incorporated the following components:

  • Drainage plans and reports
  • Water quality control structures
  • Detention ponds
  • Stream channel improvements
  • Floodplain analysis and modifications
  • Stormwater permits
  • Incorporation of Best Management Practices



JVA has a thorough understanding of activated sludge wastewater treatment plants (extended aeration, conventional, oxidation ditch, and sequencing batch reactor), lagoon systems, membrane bioreactors, constructed wetlands, disinfection systems, and biosolids processes. Our wastewater expertise encompasses the following components:

  • Facility evaluations
  • Treatment alternative analysis
  • Growth and flow projections
  • Master plans
  • Complete design documentation
  • Bidding and construction services
  • Collection system and lift station evaluation and design
  • Respirometry
  • SCADA system design and integration

We are also adept at providing state regulatory documentation and approval services including: site applications, 201 and utility plans, discharge permit negotiations, and state and federal loan applications.




JVA is proficient in assessing water supply distribution systems, creating models to determine domestic and fire requirements, and designing elements to maximize the effectiveness of the current system while performing cost-effective upgrades. Modeling projects utilize WaterCad software. JVA has the experience and expertise necessary to investigate, evaluate, design, and monitor the construction of municipal infrastructure renovations, replacements, and service expansions. We are familiar with the primary drinking water regulations, have good working relationships with state regulators, are capable of complete water treatment system design services.

We have prepared designs for all elements of water supply systems, including:

  • Raw water development/Diversion structures
  • Deep rock wells
  • Treatment systems and permits
  • Buried and elevated storage tanks
  • Booster pumping stations
  • Cross connection control
  • Disinfection systems