Sustainable design, floodplain management and stormwater quality all pose unique challenges to municipalities at various stages of master planning and community growth. Robinson Engineering offers proven solutions for these issues and can work within your existing infrastructure. We can help when residents are experiencing drainage and flooding problems—and demanding answers from their local municipalities.


As technology changes and trends shift, Robinson Engineering keeps pace and remains on the cutting edge with stormwater components such as water quality design and Best Management Practices.

Stormwater Management

Floodplain Management

We use a variety of computer modeling applications for designing and evaluating stormwater management plans, storm sewer systems and corrective drainage measures. We have extensive experience with various design standards and ordinances in the region, and our team members regularly sit on local drainage committees.

Stormwater Systems

We recognize the importance that drainage has with nearly every municipal and private development project. We use a comprehensive approach and implement practical solutions to projects ranging in size from minor backyard drainage problems to large-scale flood studies. Robinson uses its combination of technical expertise and ability to communicate with clients, municipal staff and residents on a daily basis.


We have experience meeting the requirements of Phase II of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater program. Phase II automatically applies to all construction activities disturbing one or more acres to less than five acres of land. We can prepare the plans and permits required to comply.


  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling

  • Flood studies

  • Dynamic modeling

  • FEMA map revisions

  • FEMA flood insurance studies

  • Detention and retention design

Featured Projects

Subjected to frequent flooding, the disasters of 2008 exposed the extreme inadequacies of the City’s stormwater conveyance system. At that time, more than 1,550 residents had to be evacuated from the City of Watseka when four hundred and thirty homes, businesses and most of the schools were badly flooded.

The City of Crest Hill experiences chronic drainage and localized flooding problems. Inundation of backyards, basements, garages and streets occurs regularly during significant rainfall events, diminishing the quality of life for dozens of affected residents.

The Town of Munster had been receiving numerous complaints from residents about the condition of Fran-Lin Parkway. Among the many complaints received the most common were related to the condition of the pavement and reports of local drainage problems. 

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