Assessing and improving storm drainage systems and protecting and enhancing the quality of our surface waters are among the many ways
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services serves our community every day. To achieve these goals, Storm Water Services is working on hundreds of storm drainage improvement and stream restoration projects. While there is a lot that goes into these projects, one of the most important steps is the work handled by engineers. Their dedication, creativity and attention to detail help make these projects possible.
Storm Water Services is joining government agencies, engineering firms, educational institutions and other organizations from across the country to recognize
Engineers Week from Feb. 20-26. Established by the National Society of Public Engineers in 1951, the week aims to raise awareness of what engineers do and how their contributions enhance the daily life of residents and our community.
At Storm Water Services, engineers handle many complex tasks while working on projects. Here are just a few:
We asked some of our Storm Water Services engineers about their experiences and what advice they would give aspiring engineers.
Laurin Hallner, a licensed professional engineer with City of Charlotte Storm Water Services and David Woodie, a project manager with Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services, shared the following:
Laurin: Always ask questions and embrace challenges. Find a mentor and be confident in your own strengths.
David: It’s never too late to get started. I returned to college to study engineering when I was 30 years old. Also, don’t concentrate on science & technology to the exclusion of social sciences and languages. You need to understand how and why our society functions in addition to knowing statics and dynamics.
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