Basin Design Using Skimmers for Water Quality and Reduced Maintenance

Jamie D. McCutchen, Jr., PE

This will be a workshop on stormwater basin design with an emphasis on utilizing skimmers and filtration media to meet water quality requirements. It will include advanced instruction on modeling software, including Hydraflow Hydorgraphs, HydroCAD and IDEAL.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the flaws in current stormwater pond design practices.
  • Understand the pros and cons of incorporating skimmers, filter fabric and specialized media into their post construction water quality pond design.
  • Learn the technical steps of modeling skimmers in popular stormwater software programs.

Presented by Jamie D. McCutchen, Jr., PE – Principal, RYMAR Waterworks Innovations

Jamie attended Clemson University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1992. His expertise lies in most aspects of land development for commercial and residential sites with an emphasis on stormwater management and sediment & erosion control. He has worked as a consulting engineer in Greenville, South Carolina since 1994. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. In 2013, Jamie invented the Marlee Float™ skimmer, an erosion control device used in sediment basins and permanent BMPs. The device is manufactured and distributed by Rymar Waterworks Innovations, which is located in Greenville, South Carolina.