Presented by Steven W. Polk, PE, EMBA – Founder & Managing Principal, Stormwater STL LLC
After more than three decades of helping customers resolve zoning, site engineering and permitting challenges, Steve Polk elected to redirect his engineering business to the implementation of the NPDES Phase II regulations. Since that decision in 2008, he has focused his practice on the engineering, construction, inspection, testing and maintenance of post-construction stormwater BMPs. Stormwater STL LLC has grow to be the largest provider of inspections and maintenance in St. Louis, regularly inspects more than 185 projects four times each year, which provides well over 1500 BMP touchpoints each year and offers opportunities to see the components of stormwater quality systems in action. His research into stormwater regulations nationwide, coupled with dozens of presentations on stormwater quality issues have positioned Steve and Stormwater STL LLC as leaders in this rapidly evolving industry. Beginning in 2020, Steve has refocused the firm's marketing and sales strategy to move them away from offering inspection and maintenance services to selling the benefit of purchasing comprehensive post-construction BMP compliance services from a single provider that accepts responsibility for keeping their customer's multi-faceted assets in compliance with NPDES regulations.